Thursday, 27 May 2010
WOMAN CALLS RSPCA FOR HELP, THEY REFUSE THEN PROSECUTE HER
But when the RSPCA called at her home, she refused to hand them over, Dolgellau magistrates heard.
Huw Wyn Williams, prosecuting at Dolgellau magistrates, said that following the second visit to Emma Jane Parry, 26, at her home at Flat 1, The Haven, Aberammfra Terrace, Barmouth, the RSPCA removed a bull mastiff called ‘Vodka’ and a Staffordshire bull terrier called ‘Dribbles’ and they were cared for at a rescue centre in Colwyn Bay. Mr Williams said that the bull mastiff weighed 39 kilos whereas the average weight for a similar dog was between 50 and 59 kilos and that it was 27 per cent under weight.
The Staffordshire terrier weighed 12.8 kilos compared to an average weight of 18.5 kilos and was 30 per cent under weight.
Parry pleaded guilty to neglecting and failing to address the poor condition of both dogs.
The prosecutor said that he was pleased to announce that both dogs were now doing well, improved their weight and had been rehoused.
Iestyn Davies, defending, said that his client was in dire financial difficulties and had barely enough money to feed herself.
“She did try to find someone to take the dogs and actually e-mailed the RSPCA with photographs.
“But they told her that there was a waiting list for re-housing dogs and the RSPCA could not take them, “ said Mr Davies.
Following the second visit the dogs were removed and when told that the dogs were now doing well Parry broke down and cried in the dock.
She was fined £200 for neglecting the dogs and ordered to pay £127 towards the prosecution costs and was banned from keeping a dog for five years.