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…

A woman who abandoned two cats in a house, which led to their deaths from starvation, has been disqualified from keeping animals for life.

Karen Whittingham (DOB 16/08/1972), of Winsford Avenue, Kingswinford, appeared at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court yesterday (Tuesday 6 December) to be sentenced for causing unnecessary suffering to the two cats by failing to feed them, and for failing to ensure the cats were housed in a suitable environment.

Whittingham was found guilty of the three offences in her … Continue reading…

A Northamptonshire man who stabbed his dog in a park and left him for dead has been sent to jail and disqualified from keeping animals for life.

Steven Cook (DOB 01/07/1977), of Greenhill Crescent, Daventry, took three year-old shih tzu Ronnie to Spider Park, in Daventry, where he repeatedly stabbed him with a kitchen knife in the face, neck and body on 23 August last year.

Ronnie was found shortly afterwards by a member of the public, who took him … Continue reading…