Corby, Northants: Luke Hamilton

#TheList Luke Hamilton, born 29/03/1990, originally from Corby and more recently of Hilary Road, Manchester M22, for starving greyhound then dumping dying animal at roadside

Dog killer Luke Hamilton from Corby

Hamilton admitted causing the animal unnecessary suffering by not addressing her weight loss and poor condition.

Kevin McCole, prosecuting on behalf of the RSPCA, said concerns were reported to the charity after people were shocked and distressed to see the condition of the dog.

A PCSO also investigated a report that the greyhound had attacked and killed a cat.

Mr McCole said: “The officer told the defendant to take the dog to the vet as its whole ribcage could be seen. He said he would do so.

“Later a greyhound was found collapsed and dying on the side of the road in Viking Way, Corby. It was severely emaciated and was conscious but unable to move.”

The five-year-old animal was taken to a vet and tests showed she had organ failure. She had to be put down.

The RSPCA made inquiries and traced a former owner of the greyhound who had transferred ownership of the dog to Hamilton.

He was so upset to hear of the dog’s condition that he burst into tears.

The RSPCA was then able to track down Hamilton who at first denied responsibility, lying that he had given the dog to his brother.

Sentence: sentenced to eight weeks in prison by Corby magistrates and banned from owning an animal for 20 years (expires March 2033).

Northamptonshire Telegraph

 

Bradford/Leeds: Timothy Davey and Charlotte Mountain

#TheList backyard breeders Timothy Davey (aka Timothy Lee O’Reilly), born 20/07/1985, of Ravenscliffe Avenue, Bradford BD10 0JX and Charlotte Mountain, born c. 1986, of Victoria Avenue, Yeadon, Leeds LS19 7AS – banned from keeping animals for just five years after three dogs were found in a shocking state

Backyard breeder Timothy Davey and one of the dogs found at partner Charlotte Mountain's property in Victoria Avenue, Yeadon
Backyard breeder Timothy Davey and one of the dogs found at his partner Charlotte Mountain’s property in Victoria Avenue, Yeadon, Leeds

Charlotte Mountain admitted allowing dogs Gismo, Rino and Bingo to suffer, while partner Timothy Davey, a career criminal with convictions for violence, was found guilty of neglect following a trial.

Backyard breeder Timothy Davey and one of the dogs shared at partner Charlotte Mountain's property in Victoria Avenue, Yeadon

The bull breed dogs were suffering from severe skin and eye conditions, which saw two of them lose extensive amounts of fur.

RSPCA inspector Nikki Cheetham said: “These dogs were in a shocking state when they came to our attention and could not have looked more different after getting the treatment they needed.

“Gismo had virtually no hair on her body and her skin was red raw from sarcoptic mange. She really was a sad sight. Rino wasn’t much better.”

The dogs came to the RSPCA’s attention in June 2012.

Sentencing:
Mountain – 10-week curfew; £100 costs. Banned from keeping animals for five years.
Davey – banned from keeping animals for five years
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Wharfedale Observer
Yorkshire Evening Post

2019 update:
Timothy Davey, now calling himself Timmy Lee O’Reilly, continues to operate a highly dubious backyard dog breeding operation, which he calls ‘pittz r us’.

Even though he’s on benefits, Davey is a prolific producer of bull terriers and appears to be raking in the cash.

This is not a man who cares about the fate of the dogs he sells either: and there is more than a hint of links to the dog-fighting world

Backyard breeder Timothy Davey aka Timmy Lee O'Reilly from Bradford
Backyard breeder Timothy Davey aka Timmy Lee O'Reilly from Bradford
Backyard breeder Timothy Davey aka Timmy Lee O'Reilly from Bradford
Backyard breeder Timothy Davey aka Timmy Lee O'Reilly from Bradford
Timothy Davey openly flogs puppies on his FB page
Backyard breeder Timothy Davey aka Timmy Lee O'Reilly from Bradford
Backyard breeder Timothy Davey aka Timmy Lee O'Reilly from Bradford