Bridgwater, Somerset: Roy Busby

#TheList Roy Busby, aged 59, of 1XX Bath Road, Bridgwater TA6 4PP – failed to seek veterinary treatment for his elderly dog Binks after he was attacked by another of Busby’s nine dogs

Bridgwater's Roy Busby, who was allowed to keep his eight other dogs, failed to seek timely vet treatment for poor Binks' terrible injuries
Bridgwater’s Roy Busby, who was allowed to keep his eight other dogs, failed to seek timely vet treatment for poor Binks’ terrible injuries

Busby admitted that his failure to provide timely veterinary care for lurcher Binks led to his suffering.

The elderly dog sadly had to be put to sleep by a vet because of the severity of his injuries.

Speaking about the case, RSPCA inspector Marie Griffiths  said: “Our pets are reliant on us and when an animal is injured. It’s an owner’s duty to ensure they receive the veterinary care they need.

“It’s heartbreaking to think not only did Binks endure painful injuries but that he was left to suffer without the care he deserved.”

Busby’s daughter Emily Courtenay insisted that she and her father did “everything in our power” to save Binks, adding: “If we treated our animals badly we would not have been allowed to keep our other eight dogs”.

Sentencing:
80 hours of unpaid work; £225 in court costs. NO BAN.

Bridgwater Mercury
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