#TheList Chanel Chelsea Knight, born 21/11/1996, of Wesley Court, Southchurch Avenue, Southend-on-Sea SS1 2FJ – her neglect caused her pet cat to lose a leg
Knight was found guilty of breaching the Animal Welfare Act 2006.
The court heard Knight failed to seek appropriate veterinary care for her black cat Ruby who had suffered a broken leg.
Southend magistrates heard how Knight, who did not attend the hearing, had left Ruby to suffer in pain for seven days with the injury.
Between July 7 and July 15, 2017, Knight failed to “take reasonable steps” to seek treatment of any kind for the cat’s injury which the court heard led to “unnecessary suffering”.
Eventually, vets were forced to amputate the leg due to lack of treatment.
The prosecution was brought by the RSPCA who believed Knight had not fulfilled her legal duty of care to her pet.
120 hours of unpaid work; four-month tagging ordered. Total of £335 costs and charges. Disqualified from owning any animal for the rest of her life (no right of appeal for ten years).