#TheList Ashley Lauren Corner, born November 1985, of Park Avenue, Marton, Middlesbrough TS6 0AP – for the neglect of two dogs found in dire condition.
Corner’s dogs, West Highland terriers Harvey and Woody, were found by RSPCA officers with matted fur and paws covered in faeces.
The single mother-of-three boys, who is also a backyard breeder, pleaded guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to an animal between September 1 and 29, 2019.
Stuart Haywood, prosecuting on behalf of the RSPCA, said officers were called to Corner’s house after reports regarding the state of the dogs.
Mr Haywood said that Corner initially refused the RSPCA officers entry, but they subsequently returned and finally gained entry.
Corner’s home was found to have a “strong smell of urine and faeces” and the dogs were “covered in fleas” with “matted fur”.
The paws of one dog were covered in faeces and both also smelled strongly.
The court heard that Corner signed one of the dogs over to the RSPCA but refused to do so with the other.
Corner, now of Newton Aycliffe, admitted failing to adequately explore and address the causes of the poor condition of both dogs.
Sentencing: 12-month community order with 12 rehabilitation activity days. Ordered to pay £200 costs which will be taken out of her Universal Credit payments. Banned from keeping animals for five years.