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High Wycombe, Bucks: Jamie-Lee McVey

Jamie-Lee McVey, born 20/01/1988, previously of Pettifer Way, High Wycombe but currently (2018) of Vauxhall Bridge Road, London SW1V – abandoned dog and kitten in flat to starve to death.

Jamie-Lee McVey, most recently of Northgate, Canterbury, left a dog and cat to starve to death in a filthy abandoned flat
Jamie-Lee McVey, most recently of Northgate, Canterbury, left a dog and cat to starve to death in a filthy abandoned flat

The severely decomposed bodies of Patterdale terrier Molly and a 10mo black kitten Nut Nut were discovered in McVey’s former flat in Pettifer Way, High Wycombe, in March 2015 following reports of a foul smell from the property. McVey had abandoned her pets some four months earlier for reasons unknown.

Jamie-Lee McVey, most recently of Northgate, Canterbury, left a dog and cat to starve to death in a filthy abandoned flat
Vile Jamie-Lee McVey is originally from High Wycombe, Bucks

McVey pleaded guilty to two counts of failing to meet the needs of two animals and received her paltry sentence on Wednesday 18.11.15.

Molly was found on the floor next to a sofa, while Nut Nut was found next to a crate in the property.

Jamie-Lee McVey, most recently of Northgate, Canterbury, left a dog and cat to starve to death in a filthy abandoned flat
Patterdale terrier Molly was abandoned alongside kitten Nut Nut and the pair of them starved to death.

The court heard that post-mortem examination showed the deaths were due to starvation and dehydration.

RSPCA inspector Sara Hughes said it was one of the saddest cases she has had to deal with.

She said: “It was absolutely heartbreaking to see the bodies of these two animals in this way. It was obvious that they had died slowly and painfully as they were both completely emaciated.

“I can’t even begin to imagine how scared and distressed they must have been, not knowing where their next meal was coming from. On top of that, they were so thirsty that they had drank the toilet bowl dry.

“The bodies had been there so long that they had stuck to the floorboards and were just liquified inside. As RSPCA inspectors, we come across so many horrific cases and it is hard to forget them. This is one which has stayed in my mind ever since because it was so upsetting.”

Sentence: 18 weeks in prison suspended for 2 years; £580 costs; disqualified from keeping animals for life

Bucks Free Press

Canterbury, Kent: Robbie Knight

#TheList Robbie Knight, born 09/03/1986, of  21 St. Johns Crescent, Tyler Hill, Canterbury CT2 9NB –  serial dog abuser who beat and kicked a Staffy named Zeus on several occasions

Robbie Knight kicked his dog Zeus

Knight “booted” Staffordshire bull terrier Zeus several times, leaving him in severe pain.

On January 26, 2015, RSPCA inspector Rachel Leafe attended Knight’s home and noticed Zeus was limping.

He had two strips of fur missing from his back, a small wound at the base of his tail covered in dried blood, and his left hind leg was significantly larger than his right.

Sophie Reid, prosecuting, told magistrates in Folkestone: “Mr Knight said the missing fur happened a while ago when he jumped onto the kitchen side and knocked the kettle over.

“He said he had been limping for four or five days. He said that he kicked Zeus once because he didn’t like bathing and had bitten his middle finger when he tried to do it.”

Inspector Leafe left the property and shortly after received a telephone call from a member of the public, who said they had seen Knight kicking Zeus as well as beating and throwing stones at him on several occasions. She returned to St Johns Crescent to take the dog away for an assessment by vets, to which Knight consented.

Vet Rachel Croucher said Zeus was limping heavily, had an extremely swollen thigh area stretching round the back of his leg and was resistant to examination, indicating he was in “severe pain”. She added the injuries were consistent with a blunt force trauma.

Speaking after the sentencing, Inspector Rachel Leafe said: “After we received a complaint I was able to visit Zeus quickly and therefore saw the extent of his injuries, the kick had had a big impact on him.

“There is never any need to react to a dog in this way. “Hopefully he can now move on and get rehomed and be given a second chance in life.

“He is a lovely dog with great markings and a brilliant personality so I’m sure someone will come forward to rehome him.”

Sentencing:
120 hours of unpaid work in the community; £1,000 costs. Banned from keeping dogs for life.

KentOnline