Hamilton, South Lanarkshire: Brittany McCallum

#TheList Brittany Sandra Louise McCallum (DoB 16/06/1997) of 88 Marswood Green, Hamilton ML3 9EE – allowed her pet dog Buster to become very thin

Irresponsible Brittany McCallum, originally from East Kilbride, and Buster the dog she neglected.
Irresponsible Brittany McCallum, originally from East Kilbride, and Buster the dog she neglected.

Single mother McCallum, originally from East Kilbride and with links to Newmains and also Watford, failed to provide the necessary care for Buster and was charged with animal cruelty following a Scottish SPCA investigation.

Commenting on the investigation and court case, Inspector Heather Lawson said: “It was instantly clear to me that the dog was being neglected.

“His ribs, spine and pelvic bones were prominent and there was no food or water available for the dog.

“I took the dog straight to the vet where I was informed that he had no fat deposits anywhere suggesting an extended period of inadequate nutrition and weighed only 15.3kgs.

“We welcome the fact that McCallum has been dealt with by the court and the sentence handed down.

“We hope she will give serious consideration about her suitability to care for other animals in the future”.

Buster recovered from his ordeal and made available for rehoming.

Sentence:  60 hours of community work;  banned from keeping animals for just three years (expires January 2020).

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