#TheList Shona McBain (aka Shona Wilks), born 20/12/1974, of Logie Place, Aberdeen AB16 7UP – left one dog to starve to death and two others emaciated
McBain admitted the horrific neglect of her Staffies Lexie and Roxy and lurcher Ruby.
Roxy had to be put down because she had no fat or muscle on her “skeletal” body.
Scottish SPCA inspector Fiona McKenzie said:”Roxy was like a skeleton. The temples of her head were extremely sunken and she had no fat or muscle at all.
“She showed no interest in life and appeared very weak. When we removed her from McBain’s property she was unable to walk and had to be carried the short distance to our van.
“Roxy was in a semi-collapsed state when we got her to the vets and was clearly emaciated. Ruby was also very thin.
“Tragically, Roxy’s condition deteriorated overnight and there was no option for the vet but to put her to sleep to end her suffering.
“Lexie and Ruby made full recoveries in our care and we have since found them loving new homes.”
McBain was no stranger to the courts. In September 2013 she was given a community order after threatening her husband, Kenneth Wilks, with a knife.
Despite her latest conviction she still avoided prison.
McBain, who also owns several cats, was given a pathetic three-year ban which only extended to dogs. At the time of adding this case to the database, that ban had already expired and McBain would appear to now own a lurcher-type dog.
We hope the authorities are watching her like a hawk.
Sentencing: 135-hour community service order. Three-year ban on owning dogs (expired August 2017).