#TheList Paula Tempest (aka Paula Watson), born 29/12/1978, of 49 Goodall Crescent, Hucknall, Nottingham NG15 7RT, and Andrew George James, born 02/06/1976, of 45 St Michael’s Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield NG17 4GN – for the mistreatment of a puppy who had to have a rear leg amputated
Eleven-month-old Staffy cross Ralph was rescued from the vile pair in February 2016. He had a fractured left back leg, three broken ribs and a fractured pelvis which had gone untreated for at least 10 days.
It is not known for certain how Ralph sustained the injuries.
The dog’s leg injury was so severe that he had to have his leg amputated.
Watson and James were found guilty in their absence of two offences each. The offences were causing unnecessary suffering to Ralph by failing to seek veterinary care and failing to meet his needs.
Sentence: Watson – eight-week prison sentence suspended for one year; 80 hours of unpaid work; £250 in costs. James – immediate eight-week prison sentence; £80 victim surcharge. Both were disqualified from keeping all animals for life.