#TheList Zoe Powell, born c. 1976, of Bellevue Road, Ruardean GL17 9UY – for severe neglect of an underweight American bulldog who was found with sore patches on his ears and body
]Forest of Dean District Council prosecuted Zoe Powell after her American bulldog, Beethoven, was found straying. He was in poor condition, underweight and covered in sore patches.
Veterinary reports later confirmed that Beethoven was underweight for a dog of his size and breed and that there was no medical cause for the weight loss; the only conclusion to be drawn was that his condition was due to lack of adequate nutrition.
The sores on his body were thought to be pressure sores caused by lack of muscle and body fat when Beethoven was lying down.
Forest of Dean District Councillor Tim Gwilliam, leader of the council said: “I’d like to thank our local street wardens for acting quickly to save Beethoven from neglect.
“As a council we take animal welfare seriously and this case is an example of how we will take action where we can.
“I’m pleased that the court ordered that Miss Powell should be disqualified from keeping or looking after any dogs for at least the next five years.”
Sentencing: total costs, fines and charges of £787.50. Banned from keeping cats and dogs for a period of at least five years.