Trudy Oakley, born 14/03/1970, of 105 Redmile Walk, Peterborough PE1 4TW – allowed pet dog Pooch to suffer with excruciating eye condition for FIVE years.
Staffy Pooch’s eye was in such a terrible state it appeared to be popping out of his skull.
Despite being told to have Pooch’s eye removed, his owner, Trudy Oakley, ignored vets’ pleas.
Pooch had to endure pain and suffering for another five years until he was seized by the police.
Pooch suffers from a congenital condition which caused his eye to erupt. Vets have now removed it and, although he is still undergoing treatment, fear he will also lose his other eye.
The RSPCA was alerted to Pooch’s plight in January 2016 after a tip-off from a member of the public.
Inspector Justin Stubbs went to Oakley’s home and was shocked by what greeted him.
“Pooch was in a terrible state and his eye looked horrendous,” he said. “It was like something out of a horror movie… His eyeball looked ready to pop out of his skull.
“Ms Oakley received veterinary advice in December 2010 to have Pooch’s eye removed but this was ignored and she failed to seek any further professional advice.
“That means poor Pooch was left suffering from what must have been an extremely painful and uncomfortable eye condition for more than five years. It’s just shocking.”
Pooch was removed from Oakley’s ownership and treated.
Sentence: two-year conditional discharge; £250 costs; banned from keeping animals for just one year.