Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria: Stacey Louise Dick

#TheList Stacey Louise Dick (born c. 1992) who also uses the names Louise Greer and Stacey Simcox, of Egerton Court, Barrow-in-Furness LA14 – left her four pet cats to die after moving out of her flat; has breached ban on keeping animals twice

In April 2015 Dick was banned from owning pets for 15 years after she left her four pet cats to starve to death in an abandoned property.

The animals all died from multiple organ failure after going without food, and investigators found their lifeless bodies ridden with maggots and fleas.

The neglect occurred between June and September 2014.

RSPCA investigators did not find any food or water in the house, with vets later confirming that none of the cats had been fed for a significant amount of time.

Cat killer Stacey Louise Dick from Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria
Stacey Louise Dick, also known as Louise Greer, abandoned four cats to starve to death and as at January 2019 has breached her 15-year ban on keeping animals twice.

Dick admitted abandoning them when she moved home and claimed that she visited occasionally to feed them.

The court heard how after discovering three of the four cats had died during one visit, Dick left their decaying bodies and the one surviving animal.

Cat killer Stacey Louise Dick from Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria

She was banned from owning pets for 15 years after allowing pets Rosie, Mojo, Daisy and Cheryl to perish in her home.

Speaking at the time, RSPCA prosecutor Steven Marsh explained how the animals were decomposing, with some missing eyes and riddled with fleas and maggots.

Dick was back before the courts in July 2018 after she was found living at a house in Cameron Street with five dogs.

She argued she had not understood the conditions of the ban and was handed a 12 month community order and tasked with completing 50 hours of unpaid work.

In January 2019 Dick was jailed for just eight weeks after pleading guilty to breaching the ban for a second time.

Original sentence for starving the cats: 18 weeks in jail. Banned from keeping any animal for 15 years (expires April 2030).

Mirror 15/04/2015

Swindon: Sarah Jane Reeves

#TheList Sarah Jane Reeves (DoB 23.11.1995) of Frobisher Drive, Swindon SN3 3HB – owner of a kitten that was beaten and starved to near death

Negligent cat owner Sarah Jane Reeves from Swindon

Reeves  owned a six-month-old kitten. Tilly, who was starved to a third of her body weight and beaten at a home in Haydon Wick

Tilly was ‘clearly dying’ when the RSPCA were called to a property in Speedwell Close and found her under a blanket on the sofa, cold to the touch.

The authorities were only alerted after Reeves discovered a friend had been filmed throwing the tiny cat against the walls of her home.

Despite being rushed to a nearby vet, Tilly was beyond help and had to be euthanised on humane grounds.

Tanya Jones, prosecuting, told the court: “RSPCA inspector Miranda Albinson was informed a cat at an address in Swindon had allegedly been beaten two days previously.

“She was told that there was video footage of the incident.

“She could see the cat was emaciated and looked skeletal.

“Her ribs and hip bones were protruding, and the cat was clearly dying.

“The surgeon would have expected a cat that age to weigh about two to three kilogrammes, and in his opinion, it is not something we would expect to happen over a few days.”

Terry McCarthy, defending Reeves, said much of the punishment meted out to the kitten was not her fault.

An identified 16-year-old youth was sentenced separately for his role in Tilly’s suffering.

Sentence:  community order for 12 months, with six months’ supervision and 100 hours of unpaid work; £500 in courts costs and £60 victim surcharge. Banned from keeping any animals for 10 years (expires April 2025).

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