woman banned from keeping a dog for five years
Burnham-On-Sea woman has been disqualified from keeping dogs for
five years after her underweight springer spaniel suffered with
a painful untreated skin condition.
Taylor of Cookson Close, Burnham, admitted causing unnecessary suffering
to her springer spaniel Cookie when she appeared before North Somerset
Magistrates Court on Monday (20th November).
investigation was launched by the RSPCA after the animal welfare
charity was contacted by a concerned member of the public who had
seen Cookie covered in raw itchy scabs.
inspector Miranda Albinson said: "Those who own animals have
a responsibility to care for them and ensure health conditions are
dealt with promptly by a vet to avoid their pets suffering. There
is never an excuse for ignoring an animal in need."
the disqualification, which she can not appeal for three years,
Taylor was also ordered to pay a £380 fine.
admitted causing unnecessary suffering, contrary to Section 4 of
the Animal Welfare Act 2006, by failing to provide veterinary care
for Cookies skin condition between April, 7 and May, 7, 2017
and failing to meet Cookies needs by ensuring he maintained
an appropriate body condition, contrary to Section 9 of the Animal
Welfare Act 2006, while living at an address in Nightingale Way