#TheList Ryan Young (DoB 22/04/1992), of 23 Windermere Rd, Hartlepool TS25 – refused to seek vet treatment for emaciated Yorkie’s horrific injuries
Injuries suffered by the dog, named Princess Armani, included a badly damaged eye that was falling out of its socket and a skin infection that was caused by boiling water or hot oil.
Irresponsible Young, who had been left to look after Princess, who had numerous other injuries, did not her to a vet after she suffered the eye injury supposedly in a dog attack.
An RSPCA inspector described Princess’s injuries as the worst he had ever seen. Thankfully she made a full recovery and was rehomed.
Sentence: In September 2014 Young was found guilty and given six months in prison suspended for 12 months with supervision. Young was also ordered to pay £260 costs. He was banned from owning any animal for the next 10 years.
#TheList Veronica Reid, born c. 1972, and Jon Paul Allen (aka Jon Paul Davis), born c. 1987, of 17 Woolpack Meadows, Trowbridge BA14 7SU and Paul Brown, born c. 1962, of Okehampton Road, Exeter – tied a noose around collie’s neck and hung him with a rope from the attic, punched and kicked him to ensure she was dead.
Veronica Reid and Jon Allen pleaded guilty to charges of causing unnecessary suffering to a collie by hanging him until he died. A third defendant, Paul Brown, pleaded guilty at the court in July 2014.
The court heard how Allen and Brown went to a vets practice in Trowbridge on January 17, 2014, to inquire about having the dog, a collie named Shandy, put down claiming he had become aggressive.
When the vet told them it would cost ‘more than £100’ , the pair took matters into their own hands and decided to kill the dog themselves.
It took up to 10 minutes for the dog to die by hanging, Brown punched and kicked him to make sure he was dead. The trio then buried him in the garden.
Their crime came to a light during a conversation between Reid and a neighbour. The neighbour told the RSPCA: “[Reid] was sat waiting for a bus one day and we started having a chat.
“I asked her what had happened to the dog, as it used to bark constantly. She then told me it was gone. I asked her what she meant, thinking she had taken it to a dog’s home or something, and then she made a hanging gesture. She also told me that the squealing noise it made sounded like when you boil a lobster.”
Sentence: Brown – 18-week prison sentence suspended for 18 months, Reid – 18-week suspended jail sentence, 6-month curfew, Allen – 23-week suspended sentence and 300 hours’ unpaid work. All three abusers – 10 year ban on keeping animals(expires September 2024).