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…

A dog who cheated death after having her throat slit has been given a second chance at life – after surviving the horrific ordeal.

Lexi was held by her muzzle as previous owner David Owen took a smooth-bladed carving knife and sliced her throat, during an argument with his partner.

It left a deep wound which would have been fatal had the blade gone just one millimetre deeper. Instead she was left with the injury for four days, which had … Continue reading…

A man who pinned two kittens to the floor and beat them to death has been jailed for 20 weeks.

Aaron Jay Barker, aged 26, of Songthrush Avenue, in Basford, Nottingham, was found guilty yesterday (Tuesday 19 December) of causing unnecessary suffering to the two kittens following a two-day trial at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court.

The court case heard evidence from an RSPCA inspector who investigated the case, and from vet experts.

The prosecution was brought by the RSPCA after Barker … Continue reading…

A Leicester woman has been disqualified from keeping dogs for a year after admitting to not caring for her dog properly, leading him to become underweight.

German Shepherd-cross Chase was also living in a room of the house with faeces on the floor and was clearly underweight when he was rescued by the RSPCA on 16 September last year.

On Wednesday (4 January), his former owner Georgina Inglis (DOB 18/11/1975), of Thurcroft Close, Leicester, appeared at Leicester Magistrates’ Court, where … Continue reading…

A man has been fined by the courts after he admitted leaving cat food laced with antifreeze in his front garden, which led to the death of a neighbour’s cat.

Stephen Welch (DOB 11/01/1958), of Snowshill Close, Daventry, appeared at Northampton Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday (3 January), where he pleaded guilty to leaving out the antifreeze, under section 7 of the Animal Welfare Act, in a case brought by the RSPCA.

Magistrates fined him £746 and ordered him to pay … Continue reading…