#TheList Jamie Broadbent, born 20/4/1985, as at December 2017 of 20 Clarence Street, Burnley BB11 3HG – abandoned his 2 pet dogs to die from dehydration
Broadbent admitted causing the unnecessary deaths of a German shepherd cross named Roxie and a terrier named Cassie while he lived at a house in Bacup.
He left the dogs on a settee in an upstairs bedroom where they were found by an RSPCA inspector decomposed on May 23rd 2014.The door handle to the bedroom had been removed. The inspector was informed by the landlord that the property had been vacant for 5 weeks.
Broadbent claimed in interview that he was suffering from depression and had recently split up from his girlfriend with whom he had two children.
He said that he could not afford to buy food for the dogs but could not explain why he had not given them water.
Broadbent said that the terrier had died first and that he taken the door handle off to prevent the children from getting into the bedroom.
The RSPCA found two half-full bags of dog food in the room with the dogs, but no water.
Sentence: jailed for 12 weeks and banned from having pets for 10 years (expires December 2024).