Denny, Falkirk: Emily Paton

#TheList Emily Paton, aged 19, of Denny, Falkirk – allowed her Rottweiler Tia to become extremely underweight and to suffer with a ruptured eye which had to be removed

Emily Paton, aged 19, from Denny, Falkirk, and Tia, the dog she cruelly neglected.
Emily Paton, aged 19, from Denny, Falkirk, and Tia, the dog she cruelly neglected.

Paton was prosecuted for animal cruelty following a Scottish SPCA investigation.  She was  sentenced at Falkirk Sheriff Court on 02/08/2018 after pleading guilty to causing Tia unnecessary suffering.

Commenting on the investigation and court case, inspector Robyn Gray said, “Tia was unsteady on her feet and in very poor body condition. She was extremely underweight, weighing around half of what she should.

“Tia required surgery to remove her right ruptured eye and during that it was discovered her left eye was near rupturing, so further work was required to save her eyesight.

The Rottweiler's eye had to be surgically removed

“Thanks to the hard work from the vet team and our centre staff, Tia pulled through and she has made a full recovery and found her loving forever home with another dog who was rehomed from the Society”.

Sentence: ordered to carry out 110 hours of unpaid work; placed under supervision for one year. Five year ban on owning any animal (expires August 2023).

Scottish SPCA