#TheList convicted heroin dealer Gemma Caroline Bennie, born 22/08/1990, of 36 Cropthorne Road South, Horfield, Bristol BS7 0PS – left Staffy Zacko to starve to death while she was in prison
One-year-old Zacko suffered an agonising slow end when heartless Bennie abandoned him in her flat.
The dog was found dead lying on his cruel owner’s clothes where he had crawled in a desperate attempt to find some final comfort.
Bennie had been jailed at the end of January 2016 and the dog’s decomposed body was found three months later.
A neighbour alerted the authorities about a fly infestation and smell coming from her flat.
Bennie admitted animal cruelty and was sent back to prison for 17 weeks and disqualified from keeping animals for life.
Zacko was owned by Bennie’s former partner, who was in prison and had left him in her care.
Sentence: 17 weeks in prison. Disqualified from keeping animals for life.