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Couple Left Dog With Broken Leg For A Month

Discussion in 'Bull Terrier' started by Vicki, Sep 17, 2008.

  1. Vicki

    Vicki Administrator Administrator

    Carlisle couple left dog with broken leg for a month

    By Staff Reporter
    Last updated 12:07,
    Wednesday, 17 September 2008

    A Carlisle couple have been warned they could be jailed after they left their pet dog's broken leg untreated for a month.

    The English Bull Terrier bitch was finally given medical attention after police seized the animal from their Raffles house, following a report to the RSPCA.

    Vets say the dog was visibly lame from a hind leg fracture where bone was grinding against bone, adding this would have been painful for the animal.

    At Carlisle Magistrates’ Court yesterday owners Danielle Fenwick, 26, and Darren Cherry, 33, of Marks Avenue, admitted a charge of failing to protect the animal from pain, suffering and injury by not seeking medical attention for its injury, from March 14 to April 11.

    Patrick Hall, 54, of Newtown Close, who was said to be a relative of Cherry’s, also admitted a charge of causing unnecessary suffering by failing to seek veterinary treatment while he was watching the animal at Marks Avenue from April 8 to April 11.

    Cherry did not appear in court but his guilty plea was entered on his behalf by solicitor for all three defendants, Anthony Wilson.
    Peter Sharp, prosecuting for the RSPCA, said that they received reports of a dog with an injured leg.

    He added that an officer called at the home and found the dog in the garden.

    Mr Sharp said: “The left hind leg was unsupported, as if it was broken.
    “The animal was seized by police and taken to a local vet surgery.â€
    The vet diagnosed a fracture which was around a month old and stated that the animal would have been in pain because bones were grinding.
    The dog’s leg was operated on and the animal was kept in the surgery over the weekend of April 11 for observation. When interviewed by police, Fenwick admitted owning the dog and said she knew it was injured but had no idea of the severity.

    She said a plank of wood had fallen on the animal.

    Fenwick agreed that she should have taken the dog for treatment but said she did not because of the cost of previous vet bills.

    Mr Sharp added that there is help available for vet bills to those who unable to afford them.

    Hall told police that he had been asked to take the dog to the vet while he was watching it but said he didn’t because he did not know when it opened adding and had no mobile phone or a land line.

    Magistrates called for reports before sentencing the three, adding that they are not ruling out a custodial sentence for owners Cherry and Fenwick.

    The case has been adjourned to October 7.

  2. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Administrator

    WTF is wrong with people? They should have their damn leg broke and see how it feels NOT to get treatment for a damn month....:mad:
  3. jeoestreich

    jeoestreich GRCH Dog

    WTF! When did this society get filled with some dumb ass people.

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