#TheList Carrie-Ann Fothergill, born c. 1987, of Sutterton Grove, Boston PE20 3RQ – neglected her two pet Staffoes; one dog had to have a toe amputated
Single mother-of-four Carrie-Ann Fothergill was convicted of causing unnecessary suffering to her two dogs and failing to meet their needs.
Fothergill’s pet dogs Coke and Mitzy were in very poor condition when the RSPCA visited after a call from a concerned member of the public in March 2017.
RSPCA inspector Rebecca Harper said: “Both dogs were in a real state when I first saw them.
“Coke had a very swollen toe which we thought was a result of a ingrowing nail but further exploration found she also had an untreated tumour and had to have it amputated.
“She had an untreated parasite burden which had lead to anaemia and dehydration, and needed to be put on a drip at the vets. She also had severe dental disease.
“Mitzy had an untreated skin condition and flea infestation resulting in the loss of some of her fur and had untreated ear infections.”
Both dogs went on to make a full recovery in RSPCA care.
Sentencing: three-year conditional discharge, ordered to pay £320; Banned from keeping animals for 10 years (expires October 2027).