#TheList James Gray (DoB 04/06/1980) of Woodlands, Newbridge-on-Wye, Builth Wells, Powys LD2 3SB – starved terrier dog Storm to emaciation
Stoner Gray, whose social media posts are filled with self-pity and despair about his self-inflicted shit life, was banned from keeping animals for five years after he starved 4yo Storm to the point that “every vertebrae” could be felt under the animal’s shaggy coat.
When Storm was given a bowl of food after his rescue by the RSPCA, he was so hungry he ate it in eight seconds.
On Wednesday 18/07/2018, Gray was sentenced at Merthyr Tydfil magistrates court after pleading guilty to an offence of causing unnecessary suffering to Storm.
The court heard that on examination by a vet, Storm was found to be emaciated and is believed to have been suffering for at least two weeks.
RSPCA inspector Izzi Hignell rescued Storm from the rural location in December 2017 after the animal charity received a call about concerns for the dog’s welfare.
Inspector Hignell said: “Storm is a shaggy dog so it wasn’t immediately obvious that he was so skinny but as soon as I felt him I could feel every single vertebrae under his coat. He was a skeleton.”
Storm was taken to a vet to be examined and while there, he was given a bowl of food. He was so hungry that he ate it in eight seconds.
“Storm was failed in every way,” said Inspector Hignell. “He was left on his own for long periods of time and he was not given regular food. He had been completely neglected.”
Since being in the RSPCA’s care, Storm has put on weight and is now looking healthy.
“He is a lovely dog and he is doing amazing now,” added Inspector Hignell.
Sentence: 12-month community order; £300 costs. Five-year ban on keeping animals (expires July 2023).