Eyemouth, Berwickshire: James McLelland

#TheList James McLelland, born ca 1949, of 21 Deanhead Drive, Eyemouth TD14 5RZ – failed to provide veterinary treatment for his dog’s painful skin condition and flea infestation

Trixie, the dog neglected by James McLelland of Eyemouth, Berwickshire

McLelland was charged for failing to provide adequate and necessary veterinary attention for his 4-year-old terrier named Trixie, contrary to the Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006.

Trixie, had very little hair along her back legs and her skin was thickened and dark grey. Her skin was raised in small hard boils with open wounds where she had been scratching due to a severe flea infestation.

Trixie was immediately taken to a vet where she was assessed and administered pain relief, steroids, antibiotics and flea treatment.

McLelland failed to provide even the most basic level of care for Trixie, to the extent where she was in a lot of pain due to the longstanding and untreated skin and flea condition.

With the proper treatment Trixie recovered and was rehomed.

Sentence: fined £300. Banned from owning animals for 5 years (expires December 2021).

BBC News