#TheList Jason ‘Jay’ Charnley, born 11/10/1972, of 61 Frampton Place, Boston PE21 8ET – left his elderly pet cat to suffer with numerous health conditions
Charnley’s three-legged 13-year-old cat, named Dobby, was found collapsed and emaciated in a garden on Revesby Avenue on 14 August, 2017.
His stomach was swollen ‘like a water balloon’ and he had broken teeth, infected gums and was infested with fleas.
Post mortem examination found he had cancer and his stomach contained 600ml of fluid.
Owner Jason Charnley – who lives with partner Kerry Maddy and sometimes uses her surname – was convicted of two counts of causing unnecessary suffering.
RSPCA inspector Becky Harper said: “We went out to collect poor Dobby after he was found in someone’s garden and, as he wasn’t wearing a collar or microchipped, put up a lost and found poster asking anyone who might be missing him to call us.
“He was taken straight to a vets where after examination he was put to sleep, such was the extent of his suffering.
“We thought he must be either unowned or a long-term missing-from-home, given the state of him, so it was a surprise when his owner got in touch later that day and said they had last seen him that morning and he rarely left the garden.
“It would have been obvious to anyone that Dobby was suffering. He was skin and bones and his stomach was swollen like a water balloon.”
Sentencing: 12-week custodial sentence; 12-month supervision order; total of £615 charges and costs.Disqualified from keeping all animals for ten years and deprived of any other animals in his care.