Bradford: Kathleen and Vanessa Crowley and David Wright

#TheList Kathleen Ann Crowley, born 07/11/1964, partner David Wright born c. 1967, and daughter Vanessa Chantelle Crowley, born 23/09/1990, previously all of Canterbury Avenue, Bradford BD5 – convicted of animal welfare offences after a starving dog was found buried under a pile of bikes in garden and three others in filthy condition.

Kathleen Crowley and daughter Vanessa Crowley and the poorly dog they left to starve in their filthy garden
Kathleen Crowley and daughter Vanessa Crowley and the poorly dog they left to starve in their filthy garden

Kathleen Crowley, who as of 2019 is living at 16 Curlew Street, Bradford BD5 9RE, neglected her dog so badly he was found ‘starving’ and ‘unable to stand’. The German Shepherd was found buried under a pile of bikes in her garden and was so malnourished and ill he had to be put down.

Crowley’s daughter Vanessa Crowley, most recent known address Little Horton Lane, Bradford BD5 9DG, and partner David Wright also lived at the address and joined her in the dock. They both pleaded guilty to failing to provide dogs with a suitable environment.

The dog was discovered by an RSPCA officer who visited Crowley’s home.

Cruel Kathleen Crowley, daughter Vanessa Crowley and partner David Wright all of Bradford left an elderly German Shepherd to starve  in a filthy cluttered garden
Cruel Kathleen Crowley, daughter Vanessa Crowley and partner David Wright all of Bradford left an elderly German Shepherd to starve in a filthy cluttered garden

Three bull terriers were also discovered living in poor conditions at the property.

Nigel Monaghan, prosecuting for the RSPCA, described how floors in the house were “filthy” and the kitchen “covered with dirt and grime”.

Vanessa Crowley
Vanessa Crowley also lived at the disgusting property where the German Shepherd and three bull terriers were neglected. She along with her mother and mother’s partner is banned from keeping animals for life.

Maria Temkow, mitigating, said she had health difficulties and was unable to look after herself or animals.

A neighbour, who lived next door to the defendants, said: ‘I have seen the dog on a few occasions in the garden whimpering.

‘The dog always looked tired and unenergetic.

‘The smell was so bad that in the summer we could not even open the windows.”

Sentencing:
Kathleen Crowley – two-month prison sentence, suspended for 12 months

Vanessa Crowley – 12-month community order with a 15-day activity condition and ordered to complete 60 hours of unpaid work.

David Wright – 12-month community order with 50 hours’ unpaid work.

The defendants were ordered to pay £260 towards costs which totalled more than £5,000.

All three were banned from keeping animals for life.

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