Britwell, Slough: Adam Lines

#TheList Adam Warren Lines, born c. 1989, of Hetherington Close, Britwell, Slough failed to provide adequate food, water and shelter for two dogs and a six-week-old puppy

Dogs neglected by Adam Lines of Slough, Berkshire, UK

Slough Borough Council’s resilience and enforcement team were contacted in January 2019 after reports of dogs constantly barking and in distress.

When officers arrived at Hetherington Close, Britwell, they found the mother, a black Patterdale terrier, and her black puppy in a garden.

There was little access to food and water and no adequate shelter for the animals.

A warrant was obtained and when officers arrived they found a third dog, a brown springer spaniel, who was also being neglected.

All the dogs were taken away from the property and assessed by vet who found they had been suffering and a decision was made to prosecute.

Lines admitted failing to provide for all three dogs “a suitable environment… adequate food and drinking water and failing to protect them from injury and disease.”

He also admitted failing to get medical attention for the puppy, in relation to her poor condition and bloated abdomen, and the black Patterdale terrier, who had suffered fur loss and itchy skin, as well as failing to ensure she was well nourished.

All three dogs were surrendered and were quickly rehomed and nursed back to health.

Sentencing: 12-month community order of 80 hours of unpaid work; ordered to pay £700 towards the council’s costs. Disqualified from owning any animal for a minimum of five years.

Slough Observer
Slough Borough Council