Gosport, Hampshire: Daniel Jackman and Charlene Reed

#TheList Daniel Jackman, born c. 1975, and Charlene Reed, born 27/08/1981, both of 123 Queens Road, Gosport PO12 1LG – locked their starving flea-infested dog in a filthy bathroom with no food or clean water

PIctured are Daniel Jackman and partner Charlene Reed from Gosport who kept a starving dog locked in a filthy bathroom
Jackman and Reed, who have two young children, were only banned from keeping dogs for 18 months despite repeatedly ignoring animal welfare advice from the RSPCA.

Charlene ‘Charlie’ Reed and partner Danny Jackman were convicted in their absence of two charges of causing unnecessary suffering to Staffordshire bull terrier Mitsy and two charges of failing in a duty to ensure her welfare.

RSPCA inspectors, who visited the couple’s home on February 16, 2017, were met with piles of faeces on the bathroom floor while Mitsy had been left with a bowl of stale water and an empty food bowl.

Staffy Mitsy had been starved and neglected by her cruel owners Danny Jackman and Charlie Reed from Gosport
Staffy Mitsy had been starved and neglected by her cruel owners

The dog had extensive fur loss and was very thin with her ribs prominent through her skin. She also had multiple sores which she was scratching.

The RSPCA contacted and visited Jackman and Reed a total of 16 times, but after their advice was repeatedly ignored, had no choice but to call police and seize her from the couple.

Staffy Mitsy had been starved and neglected by her cruel owners Danny Jackman and Charlie Reed from Gosport

RSPCA Inspector Jen Ride said: “Mitsy was in a terrible state when she was rescued.

“She had been left without food or clean water in a dirty bathroom. She was very underweight with all her ribs showing.

“The neglect suffered by Mitsy could have been easily avoided but she was simply left to suffer without the care she needed and deserved.”

Sentencing:
Jackman – 18-month community order, 100 hours of unpaid work, 25 rehabilitation activity requirement days, ordered to pay a total of £335.

Reed – 18-month disqualification from keeping dogs, a 12-month community order; two-month curfew; 15 days of rehabilitation activity requirement days; ordered to pay a total of £210.

Both were banned from keeping dogs for 18 months (expired May 2019).

Daily Echo

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