#TheList Leanne Marie Ungless, aged 35, of Avondale Road, Sparkhill, Birmingham B11 – convicted in her absence of animal cruelty after her pet dog Roxy was found starving in the street
Staffy Roxy was found wandering near to the the Ackers Adventure Centre in Sparkbrook, Birmingham. She was in such a poor condition that the RSPCA launched an immediate investigation.
Inspector Herchy Boal, who led the successful prosecution, found out the dog was microchipped to an address in Nottingham, which is where Ungless is originally from.
The woman at the East Midlands property said she had given Roxy away to a family member and provided her with Ungless’s address.
Inspector Boal visited Ungless’s home on a number of occasions and left messages for her to get in touch – but she failed to make contact.
Ungless was summoned to Birmingham Magistrates’ Court on Friday, October 5, 2018, to face an offence of causing unnecessary suffering to Roxy but failed to appear and was convicted in her absence.
Speaking about the case Inspector Boal said: “Poor Roxy was very emaciated and she was basically thrown out on the streets by her owner who should have been caring for her.
“There is never an excuse for failing to meet the needs of an animal and allowing them to get into such a poor and emaciated condition.”
12-month community order, which includes a 12-week curfew order between 8pm and 7am. Total costs and charges of £585. Banned from keeping animals for life.