#TheList Amanda Adams previously of Lynton Rd, Walcott, in Norwich – a notorious pet peddlar, backyard breeder and serial animal abuser
In August 2015 Adams – a backyard breeder of large-breed dogs such as wolfhounds and Newfoundlands – was convicted of causing unnecessary suffering to a 3wo puppy called Hope, whom she left in agony for five days with a fractured rear leg. A second dog in Adams’ care, wolfhound Rina, was left with a large open wound for 3 days before receiving veterinary treatment. Unemployed Adams was disqualified from keeping dogs for 5 years and ordered to pay £500 in costs.
Weeks later an RSPCA inspector visited Adams’ property with a warrant to seize the dogs and discovered her passing puppies across a fence in an attempt to avoid her ban on keeping dogs. Other dogs and puppies were found inside the property.
Three rabbits living in appalling conditions in a filthy shed were also found at the property. One of the rabbits was injured.
Sentence: 6-week prison sentence, suspended for 2 years; £1,000 in costs plus £80 victim surcharge; banned from keeping animals for 10 years.
Original media: Great Yarmouth Mercury 9/9/16
Update Oct 2017: we understand that Adams has moved out of the Walcott property and lives in a camper van with (worryingly) a number of dogs. Her precise whereabouts are unknown but she still has family in Walcott and also has links to France.
Update May 2019: now calling herself Amanda Rawlings and living in West Cork, Ireland with eight large dogs.