#TheList Tracy Jane Scougall, aka Tracy Penny, born 26/02/1980, address at March 2020 13 Bonnyton Road, Pitmedden AB41 7QA – starved her pet dog to death
Scougall admitted failing to give enough food or water to Buffy the Staffordshire bull terrier.
The eight-year-old pet had been dead for three days when Scottish SPCA officers found the dog’s body in a garden shed in Pitmedden in 2011.
Scougall was also accused of keeping a Labrador dog named Shadow in a hallway cupboard without adequate food, water or access but was not convicted of this offence.
Sheriff Philip Hammond, at Aberdeen Sheriff Court, told her the images of her pet’s emaciated body were “distressing and appalling” to look at.
Scottish SPCA chief inspector John Carle said after the case: “We are delighted Scougall has received a life ban on keeping dogs.
“However, we believe that this was a case of gross neglect and therefore we would have welcomed an outright ban on keeping animals.
“In our opinion, Scougall has demonstrated that she is unfit to provide any animal with even the most basic level of care.”
Sentencing: 150 hours of unpaid work. Lifetime ban on keeping animals.