#TheList Brenda Bateman, born 25/11/1973, of Charles Street, Milford Haven SA73 2AE – subjected an elderly collie-cross dog called Jess to horrendous levels of neglect; Jess sadly put to sleep
Bateman admitted two animal welfare offences at Haverfordwest Magistrates’ Court.
Magistrates heard she failed to seek veterinary care for the collie-cross dog called Jess, who had a severe chronic skin condition and arthritis, causing the animal to suffer unnecessarily.
Bateman also admitted failing to trim the dog’s overgrown nails, which led to problems with the way she walked.
Jess was later put to sleep due to her health problems.
Speaking after the case RSPCA Cymru inspector Keith Hogben said: “The level of neglect experienced by this poor dog was horrendous.
“Jess had a severe chronic skin condition and overgrown nails, which impacted how she walked. It’s so sad that the neglect she endured sadly meant she lost her life.
It is critical that people remember they have very clear legal responsibilities towards their animals. RSPCA Cymru will continue to fight for justice for dogs like this poor collie-cross, in all corners of Wales”.
Sentence: £300 in costs, £220 fine and £30 victim surcharge; banned from keeping animals for seven years (expires March 2024).