Knottingley, Wakefield: Shane Measor and Tanya Merrill

Shane Paul Measor, 39, of Foundry Court, Knottingley, admitted causing unnecessary suffering to a dog and was fined £123, banned from keeping dogs for 12 months and told to pay £180 in costs.

Tanya Merrill, 33, of Buttermere Walk, Knottingley, admitted causing unnecessary suffering to a dog and was fined £40, banned from keeping dogs for 12 months and told to pay £80 in costs.

Wakefield Express

Update: we understand that this case related to a dog named Major who had an untreated skin condition. His owners claim they fell on hard times and couldn’t afford to pay for treatment.