A man from County Durham has been disqualified from keeping animals for 10 years after moving out of his house and leaving his cat, called Cass, behind.

 

Thomas John Black (D.O.B 13.01.1995) of Laurel Road, Stockton-on-Tees was sentenced at Teesside Magistrates Court last month (Friday 25 January).

 

He pleaded guilty to three offences under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 in a prosecution case brought by the RSPCA.

 

He admitted failing to meet the needs of Cass by … Continue reading…

A man from County Durham has been given a suspended prison sentence and disqualified from keeping animals after admitting causing unnecessary suffering and failing to meet the needs of three kittens – one of who was found dead.

 

Matthew Dennis Parker (D.O.B 22.06.93) of Newton Street, Ferryhill appeared before Teesside Magistrates’ Court for sentencing last month (Friday 25 January).

 

He pleaded guilty to (1) causing unnecessary suffering to Thor, Belle and Tigger by failing to investigate and address … Continue reading…

A Cwmbran man has been disqualified from keeping any animal for five years after failing to provide urgent veterinary care for a Staffordshire bull terrier, who was riddled with fleas, had chronic ear disease and serious skin problems.

Philip James Ellis, 41, of Beaumaris Houses, Llanyravon, pleaded guilty to two Animal Welfare Act offences at Cwmbran Magistrates’ Court on Monday (7 January).

He was also fined £120 and told to pay £85 in costs and a £30 victim surcharge.

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A dog walker from Leeds has been disqualified from keeping dogs for two years after being caught on camera hitting a client’s pet Boxer.

 

Jacqui Wilkins (D.O.B 30.11.72) of Dorset Grove, Stanningley appeared before Leeds Magistrates’ Court yesterday (Monday 7 January).

 

She was due to stand trial but pleaded guilty to one offence under the Animal Welfare Act instead, admitting failing to meet the needs of Bella by rough handling, physical violence and intimidating behaviour.

 

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Two cats were left alone in a filthy Port Talbot property for two weeks – costing one his life – in a “shocking example” of animal neglect, with the defendant handed a suspended prison sentence.

Celia Hart, aged 54, of Geifr Road, Margam, Port Talbot, pleaded guilty to two Animal Welfare Act offences at Swansea Magistrates Court and was sentenced on Tuesday (24 April).

Her two cats – Domino and Moses – were left alone in the home, described by … Continue reading…