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Ten Year Ban Over Starving 2 Staffordshire Bull Terriers

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

  1. Vicki

    Vicki Administrator Administrator

    Two neighbours have been banned from keeping animals for a decade after admitting starving two Staffordshire bull terrier dogs in their care.
    RSPCA officers found terriers Buster and Tess in an emaciated state. Matthew Leake, aged 26, and Gemma Mansell, 20, were at Walsall Magistrates Court for sentence after admitting two charges each of causing unnecessary suffering to an animal. Leake, of Pugh Crescent, Bentley, Walsall, owned the dogs but left them with Mansell while on holiday.

    Mr Nick Sutton, prosecuting for the RSPCA, said an officer was called out on March 1 this year, where they found Tess looking thin and weak.
    After taking her away to be inspected by a vet they found she weighed 9.42kg. On a scale of one to five which vets use to measure their weight, she was rated one – the worst condition possible.
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    On March 5 an officer went to Leake’s home and found Buster looking painfully underweight and took him away. A vet’s report said they would have starved for about three weeks – well before Leake went away. Mr Glynn Whitehouse, defending, said the pair had not meant to hurt the dogs but were “incompetent†at caring for them.

    “These two are two socially inept people,†he said. “This was not a case of deliberate cruelty they were simply incompetent at looking after these two animals. They both have social issues which need to be addressed.â€
    Mr Malcolm Taylor, chairman of the bench, said: “You two are simply incapable of looking after animals at the present time.

    “Those two dogs could have died if there wasn’t intervention from the RSPCA.â€

    Leake was given a two-year community order with a 12 month alcohol supervision programme to address his problems with drink. He was also given a four month order where not to leave home between 7pm and 7am. Mansell was given a 12 month supervision order to address her substance abuse and a curfew. Both must pay prosecution costs of £260 each.

    This article posted on October 17, 2008 at 11:37 am.

    http://www.expressandstar.com/2008/10/17/ten-year-ban-over-starving-dogs/
     
  2. wrightb44

    wrightb44 Puppy

    why do totally brain dead lowlifes get animals they should be starved and see how it feels social inadequates my arse they managed to feed themselves didnt they?
     
  3. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Staff Member Administrator

    my thoughts exactly....
     
  4. cher_bear

    cher_bear Good Dog

    how sickening...a curfew and small fine. god that is not even close to being an acceptable punishment
     
  5. Mollie's Nana

    Mollie's Nana Krypto Super Dog Staff Member Super Moderator

    Give me a break!!! I agree, they were capable of knowing when they were hungry!

    The 10 year ban means nothing, I have a puppy mill piece of crap family down from me, they were busted in 2002, were told not to own dogs for 10 years, but they have dogs now. If you call the Humane Society or Sheriff's Dept., they say it isn't worth pursuing enough to go after them. Disgusting!!! :(
     
  6. Tazer

    Tazer Little Dog

    mollie's nana, I would try to get ahold of some local news or newspaper, sometimes the media is a good thing, by having the issue out in the open like that, sometime the authories then will take the matter seriously as to not look bad.
    If you are lucky enough to know a reporter or writter for the paper, you can even have then tell the authorities that if they do not do something about the matter that they will write something about how they are negleting their duties and all.
    The media is very very powerfull. believe me
     
  7. Mollie's Nana

    Mollie's Nana Krypto Super Dog Staff Member Super Moderator

    The only problem is, if I stir up dust with this neighbor, I put my dogs at risk, as I have outside dogs that they could easily have access to when I'm not home. I have contacted the sheriff's dept., they don't want to mess with them because, in their words, "the lady is crazy". I may try to contact the paper, but around here, I'm not sure how much stink it would raise. I'm pretty sure she only has 3 or 4 dogs, I would hear more barking if she had much more than that. The Sheriff's dept asked me that if I hear more, to let them know. I guess for 3 or 4 dogs, they aren't going to do anything. She's going to have to get back around 100 dogs before they will mess with her.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Oct 22, 2008
  8. wrightb44

    wrightb44 Puppy

    but if you ran a red light or drove to fast a whole heap of s*** would descend on you lol
     

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