Ledbury, Herefordshire: Mark and Anne-Marie Haron

#TheList Mark Haron, born c. 1987, and Anne-Marie Haron, born c. 1991, both of 4 Oatleys Terrace, Ledbury HR8 2BX – allowed their pet dog to become emaciated

Convicted dog abusers Mark and Anne-Marie Haron from Ledbury starved their dog Zeus

Mark and Anne-Marie Haron, who are parents to five kids, both pleaded guilty to animal cruelty offences relating to a two-year-old Staffy named Zeus.

The court heard that Zeus was handed in to a vet by a family member of the couple, who claimed he had found the dog as a stray.

Convicted dog abusers Mark and Anne-Marie Haron from Ledbury starved their dog Zeus

The RSPCA launched a social media appeal to track down Zeus’s owners and witnesses came forward to identify the vile Harons.

Convicted dog abusers Mark and Anne-Marie Haron from Ledbury starved their dog Zeus

Speaking about the case, RSPCA inspector Suzi Smith said: “When Zeus was handed in, he was found to be underweight but has made an excellent recovery with just the provision of an adequate and suitable diet.

Convicted dog abusers Mark and Anne-Marie Haron from Ledbury starved their dog Zeus
Lovely Zeus has recovered from his ordeal at the hands of vile chavs Mark and Anne-Marie Haron

“As you can see from photographs, there is a huge difference in his condition. He’s thriving under the care of Hereford and Worcester Animal Rescue”.

Edmund Middleton, defending, said the vet in the case stated that, aside from poor body condition, ‘the dog was clinically well.’

“No evidence was served that suggested the dog was in any pain or subject to any suffering as a result of poor body condition,” added Mr Middleton.

Sentencing: £50 each towards costs. Five-year disqualification order on all animals.

Worcester News

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