#TheList repeat offender Andrew Gill, born c. 1964, of 34 Downing Grove, Hull HU9 3SY – left his four dogs without access to food, water or bedding; breached disqualification order.
Gill was banned, alongside former partner Suzanna Falconer, from keeping animals in 2012 for causing unnecessary suffering to 13 rats, which died of starvation, failing to meet the welfare needs of three ferrets and a rabbit and causing unnecessary suffering to a hedgehog.
RSPCA inspector Hannah Bryer said: “Throughout the duration of the previous proceedings, Mr Gill was given advice, assistance and warning notices to improve the welfare of his remaining animals.
“After he was banned, he failed to follow the court order and continued keeping animals.
“Mr Gill has proved he is unable to care for animals properly, even when given extensive guidance.
“He has shown a complete disregard for the court order and to the wellbeing of his pets.”
RSPCA inspectors and police raided Gill’s home in September 2012. When they entered the property, he said: “You’re not taking my pets, you are not touching the snake or the fish, no way.”
Inside, they found 20 fish, a corn snake, two Staffordshire bull terriers called Zane and Patch, two terriers called Dufus and Meg, two cats and six kittens.
Miss Bryer said Dufus and Meg were confined to the kitchen and had been eating out of the bin. Zane and Patch were in the garden, which was littered with rubbish including broken glass jars, rusty metal tins and exposed metal chair springs.
Gill admitted breaching his disqualification order and failing to meet the welfare needs of the dogs.
In 2007, Gill spoke of of his devastation after an arson attack on his shed killed his 300 rats, two rabbits, two hamsters, two guinea pigs and three hedgehogs.
Sentencing: 12-week prison sentence, suspended for a year, 200 hours of unpaid work, £250 costs. Banned from keeping animals for 20 years (expires April 2033).
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