#TheList Emma Louise Clark (also known as Emma Lounds or Emma Anderson), originally of St Peters Walk, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, and more recently at A1 Deerfield Road, March, Cambridgeshire PE15 9AH – starved three dogs, two cats, two rabbits, a pair of snakes and a lizard to death over a period of nearly four months
Clark’s pets included a German Shepherd called Beast, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier named Tyson and a Mexican hairless dog called Stanley. She also had a cat called Mittens, a kitten called Lucy and a leopard gecko called Leonard. Clark also had a boa constrictor and a corn snake as well as two domestic rabbits.
All of them died as a result of the neglect they suffered.
RSPCA officers had made numerous visits to the house between 1 November 2014 and 22 February 2015, but each time they were told by Clark all the animals had been re-homed.
When they were eventually discovered in March it is thought many of the creatures had been dead for months.
RSPCA officials said it was one of the worst cases of animal neglect they had ever seen, and totally avoidable.
Sheona Morley, from the charity, said: “In my 20 years, this is the most horrific case I’ve ever been to – it is also the saddest.
“It was absolute horror to see all those animals had died from starvation, left in their cages with no access to food or water.”
Magistrates told Clark her animals were effectively locked up and starved to death.
Sentence: 18 weeks in custody and banned from keeping animals for life.