#TheList Georgina ‘Gina’ Inglis, born 18/11/1975, of Thurcroft Close, Glen Parva, Leicester LE2 9NE – let her dog become severely emaciated
The German shepherd cross, known as Chase, was rescued from filthy conditions by the RSPCA on 16 September 2016.
On Wednesday 4 January 2017, his former owner Georgina Inglis pleaded guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to Chase by failing to investigate and address his poor bodily condition, and for failing to ensure his needs were met by failing to provide him with a suitable environment.
The court heard that Chase was being neglected by not being fed regularly and by not living in a clean environment.
The RSPCA’s Chief Inspector for Leicestershire, Jim Lucas, said: “The room of the house where Chase was living was very unpleasant – there was faeces and urine all over the floor and it had an extremely strong smell, as did Chase
“As a result of his neglect, Chase was severely emaciated. It was clear that he was not been cared for, and a lack of exercise meant that his claws had become very long. Unnecessary suffering had been caused for at least four weeks and his neglect would have been much longer.
“The RSPCA believes it is very important that people think carefully and do their research before taking on a pet, as what happened to Chase is an example of what happens when an animal doesn’t get the care they require.
“Thankfully, Chase is now thriving in our care. He is still recovering and is not currently available for rehoming, although we hope that it won’t be long until he can be available for adoption.”
Sentence: total fine and costs of £302; pathetic one-year disqualification order (expired January 2018).