#TheList Sian Williamson, age unknown, of Redthorne Close, Spalding PE11 2LP – kept two dogs in appalling conditions; one dog extremely emaciated when rescued
The dogs – Staffy Molly and Sharpei cross Mika – were rescued in February 2019 by Staffordshire Bull Terrier Rescue, who were alerted by a local dog warden.
Rescuers found the dogs in a desperate state in the back garden, with their owner, mother-of-two Sian Williamson, nowhere to be seen.
Eventually she returned and the rescuers asked why her dogs were in such poor condition. Williamson responded that she had no money but was carrying a takeaway for her and her kids.
Williamson agreed to sign the dogs over to the rescue, who then alerted the RSPCA.
The RSPCA took some photos and asked for a copy of the vet report but decided to let Williamson off with a caution, which will remain on her file for three years.
Williamson has a large collection of exotic pets including snakes and other reptiles. Since she was never formally prosecuted, there is nothing to stop her continuing to acquire more animals.
Molly recovered well in the care of Staffordshire Bull Terrier Rescue, who continue to post regular updates on her progress. Sharpei cross Mika who was far less emaciated than Molly, was sent to another rescue due to her breed but is also doing well. She had to have an operation for an eye condition known as entropion, which Williamson had failed to treat.