#TheList Jodi Ann Chapman (DoB 12/09/1979) of 5 McColl Avenue, Alexandria – abandoned pet cat for 4 months
Chapman had left her previous property at Halkett Crescent in May 2015 and not bothered to look for grey and white cat Dillan.
When Scottish SPCA officers found him in September, Dillan was just a week or two from death. He had drunk every drop of water from the toilet and was emaciated, down to just 2.2kg. His body condition was said to be a one on a scale of five, weighing only 60 per cent of his ideal body weight.
The court her that he would’ve experienced “abdominal pain, joint pain and in prolonged suffering and distress”.
Miraculously, despite his ordeal at the hands of his feckless abuser, Jodi Ann Chapman, Dillan made a full recovery and has a new home.
Chapman pleaded guilty to abandoning Dillan in circumstances likely to cause unnecessary suffering.
Housing officers said they had not been told Chapman had moved out.
When the SSPCA found Chapman, she told them she moved out in May and admitted she had not looked for the cat when she left.
She told them: “The house was doing my nut in. I just wanted to leave.”
Sentence: fined £315; banned from owning or caring for animals for 5 years (expires March 2021)
Dumbarton and Vale of Leven Reporter