#TheList Craig Palmer and Sophie Palmer (née Richards) of Dylan, Llanelli SA14 9AN – failed to treat their pet dog’s serious skin condition
Craig and Sophie Palmer pleaded guilty to causing unnecessary suffering after leaving terrier Bella to get into a “truly shocking state”.
In December 2015, the RSPCA found the dog with virtually no hair remaining on her body.
She was taken to a veterinary practice for independent assessment, where it was found the animal had unnecessarily suffered.
RSPCA Inspector Rohan Barker said: “This poor dog had been allowed to get into a truly shocking state, with this case highlighting exactly what can happen if an owner does not ensure their animals receive appropriate veterinary care.
“Fortunately, after getting the treatment she so desperately needs, Bella has undergone an incredible transformation.”
Sentence: 12-month supervision, and 90 hours of unpaid work each; total of £310 costs and charges each; banned from keeping animals for three years (expired November 2019).