A man and woman from Leeds have been disqualified from keeping animals for life after allowing their two dogs and cat to suffer.

 

Michael Richardson (D.O.B 30.07.59) and Beverley Ann Richardson (D.O.B 24.10.64) of Broom Mount appeared before Leeds Magistrates’ Court on Thursday last week (17 January) where they pleaded guilty to two offences under the Animal Welfare Act 2006*.

 

They admitted, between 3 September and 3 October last year, (1.) causing unnecessary suffering to two West Highland … Continue reading…

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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A woman whose dog was unable to move and left to suffer while lying in his bed for at least five days has been banned from keeping dogs for a year, after a case was brought by the RSPCA.

 

Kathryn Harpin of George-A-Green Road, Wakefield, was sentenced by magistrates in Leeds on Monday (10 December) after pleading guilty at an earlier hearing to an offence of causing unnecessary suffering to a cocker spaniel called Humphrey.

 

The court heard … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat was hanged from a motorway bridge over the M62, leaving his owner ‘devastated’.

 

The charity was called by police and attended the scene at around 12noon on Sunday (30 September).

 

RSPCA inspector Thomas Hutton said: “Police, along with the Highways Agency and local fire and rescue service, had already got the cat down when I arrived.

 

“The male black and white ragdoll cat had been hanged using a … Continue reading…

Three Cockapoo puppies dumped in Wetherby just over a week ago are doing well in RSPCA care.

 

The two females, Olive (left) and Emmy (middle), and male, Gus (right), were found by a member of the public on a bridle track off Deerstone Ridge on Sunday 6 May.

 

Luckily, he managed to catch them and put them in his garden until an RSPCA officer could get there.

 

RSPCA inspector Kris Walker said: “As well as being very … Continue reading…