#TheList serial animal hoarder Cheryl Ann Beatrice Relins, also known as Cheryl Stokes or Cheryl Harris, born 22/08/1991, of 10 Drake Close, Taunton TA2 6TU – neglected dogs, cats and birds and kept them in squalor
Relins, who also keeps horses, failed to seek vet treatment for skin and ear conditions, as well as a flea infestation, suffered by spaniels Ted and Amber. She also failed to investigate lameness in Amber’s hind left leg and to treat a flea infestation in cats Pickle and Vera.
Finally, Relins admitted failing to ensure the needs of all four animals, as well as a zebra finch and a budgie, were met by failing to provide a suitable environment after they were found to be living in filthy conditions.
Sentencing: curfew; total of £490 costs and charges. Banned from owning or keeping an animal for ten years.
Additional information: as at March 2020 Relins, who is now married to Paul Harris, lives in a household containing around 14 animals. She claims the animals belong to her husband. Neighbours have expressed concern about the conditions in which the animals are living.