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Cosham, Portsmouth: Deborah Hunt

#TheList Deborah Jane Hunt, born 1960, of Holbeach Close, Cosham, Portsmouth PO6 3LD – left her horses with dirty water and no food

Horse abuser Deborah Jane Hunt of Cosham in Portsmouth kept two horses in filthy conditions with no food or clean water
Horse abuser Deborah Jane Hunt of Cosham in Portsmouth kept two horses in filthy conditions with no food or clean water

Cruel Debbie Hunt kept horses Paddy and Duchess in a stable in notorious Little Oaks yard in Frogmore Lane, Waterlooville.

Hunt ‘lunges’ abused horse Paddy

The pair were kept in unsuitable conditions without access to suitable and sufficient food and fresh water, despite the RSPCA and World Horse Welfare giving Hunt repeated advice.

Horse abuser Deborah Jane Hunt from Cosham, Portsmouth
Horse abuser Deborah Jane Hunt

One of the animals was seen eating his own faeces because he was so desperate for food.

Horse abuser Deborah Jane Hunt of Cosham in Portsmouth kept two horses in filthy conditions with no food or clean water
Neglected horse Duchess is mentally scarred from her ordeal

RSPCA Inspector Tina Ward said: ‘This was a case of prolonged neglect where the needs of Paddy and Duchess were simply ignored.

‘The horses were in stables, filled with faeces and no clean bedding to give a dry resting area.

‘There was no food available and the only water they had access to was a small amount of very dirty water at the bottom of a bucket.

‘I saw Paddy eating his own faeces and found it very upsetting – it was clear he was desperate for food. Bay mare Duchess had severely overgrown hooves that hadn’t been tended by a farrier which were causing her further distress.

‘Thankfully both horses have gone on to make a fantastic recovery with the right care and a suitable diet.

‘Duchess is doing well health wise but mentally she has a long way to go. She has never been with other horses and had grass. She is still learning what it is to be a horse and often stands at the gate looking to come back in.’

Horse abuser Deborah Jane Hunt of Cosham in Portsmouth kept two horses in filthy conditions with no food or clean water

Hunt, who has links with serial horse abuser Josh Pedelty, was found guilty of three offences under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 in connection with the neglect suffered by Paddy and Duchess.

Sentencing: 12 weeks’ imprisonment suspended for 12 months; eight-week curfew; total of £865 costs and charges. Banned from keeping equines for five years with right of appeal after three.

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Paulsgrove, Portsmouth: Joshua Pedelty

#TheList Joshua Stephen Pedelty, born 11/11/1988, of 344 Allaway Avenue, Paulsgrove, Portsmouth PO6 4QT – left pregnant mares and a stallion to fend for themselves at a ‘dumping ground’

Horse abuser Joshua Pedelty pleaded not guilty to cruelty charges but was convicted at Portsmouth Magistrates Court and banned from keeping horses for just three years.

A black stallion Friesian named Eli and two bay thoroughbred pregnant mares, Sophia and Duchess, were so under-fed their ribs were clearly visible and their bodies skinny.

Josh Pedelty aka Josh Stephen with equally unpleasant girlfriend Hannah Outen
Josh Pedelty aka Josh Stephen with equally unpleasant girlfriend Hannah Allison Outen

Both Eli and Sophia had misshapen and overgrown broken hooves. The mares both gave birth but one foal was stillborn, leaving only foal Zazoo.

Sophia was later put down after an independent vet found she had contracted incurable colic.

All three had been left on land to fly graze on the Causeway, off Sussex Road in Petersfield by notorious horse abuser Joshua Pedelty, who has finally been convicted of neglect following an RSPCA prosecution.

Sadly Joshua Pedelty has reproduced …

Speaking about the prosecution case against Josh Pedelty, RSPCA deputy chief inspector Sandy Barlow, who investigated for the animal welfare charity and worked alongside field officers from World Horse Welfare to rescue the horses, said: ‘Fly-grazing of horses is a big issue, and can lead to welfare problems. Often the land used for fly-grazing is unsuitable for horses.

‘In this instance the area where they had been left had become a dumping ground for horses, and is totally unsuitable.

‘This case is a reminder that owning horses is a huge responsibility and owners have to make sure they can assure the welfare of the animals dependent on them.

‘Keeping horses in good condition and meeting their welfare needs can be difficult if an owner is moving them from place to place in this way without always guaranteeing the appropriate environment, such as suitable grazing, access to water and shelter, so we believe fly-grazing horses often experience welfare problems.’

Eli, Duchess, and Zazoo the foal, have fully recovered and will soon be rehomed.

Sentencing: total of £1,300 fines and costs. Three-year ban on keeping any type of horse. His ban was suspended for 28 days.

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Additional information:

We understand that Pedelty and his girlfriend Hannah Outen also keep around 20 horses in a run-down yard in Frogmore Lane in Horndean, Waterlooville. The horses are said to be in poor condition with overgrown, cracked hooves.

Pedelty and Outen, who apparently have a less than harmonious relationship are also prolific dog breeders. Again, animal welfare ranks low on their list of priorities and their main concern is always making money. Outen insists she is an animal lover but the above FB post from January 2018 would appear to contradict that.

Pedelty has a scrap metal business:

This is believed to be his vehicle. He is said to be banned from driving but drives.

Update March 2020:

Tip-off received via PM

Joshua Pedelty aka Stephen is believed to have horses still in Titchfield Hampshire.

Southsea, Portsmouth: Barry David Shaw

#TheList Barry David Shaw, born 25/08/1983, currently in prison but most recently of Merton Court, Victoria Road South, Southsea – brutally kicked a seven-month old chihuahua named Coco  in a fit of rage leaving the tiny pup with missing teeth, bloodshot eyes and bruising.

Portsmouth's Barry David Shaw and his helpless victim, chihuahua Coco
Career criminal and now convicted animal abuser Barry David Shaw from Southsea, Portsmouth, and little Coco, the dog he almost killed

The animal cruelty charge against lifelong criminal Shaw – who has family links to Stockport – was proven in his absence.

RSPCA Inspector Andrew Kirby, who investigated the incident, said:

‘This was a horribly sad case where poor Coco was left with serious injuries.

‘She was near to death when she was taken to an emergency vet in a collapsed state with missing teeth, bloodshot eyes, and bruising.

‘Shaw admitted in interview he’d lost his temper with Coco after her owner left him alone with her while they nipped out.

‘When the owner returned they discovered what had happened to Coco and rushed her for treatment with a vet.

‘There is no excuse for subjecting an innocent animal to such violence.

‘It is very lucky that Coco’s tiny body survived such an horrendous attack.’

Sentence: 16 weeks in jail.  Banned from keeping or owning any animals for just 12 months (expires July 2019).

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Paulsgrove, Portsmouth: Robin Jefferies and Pauline Vinall

#TheList Robin Jefferies (born 30/5/1968) and Pauline Vinall (born 22/5/1987) both of Dormington Road, Paulsgrove, Portsmouth PO6 – let their horses become emaciated and burdened with life-threatening worms

Robin Jeffries and Pauline Vinall avoided jail after the ‘prolonged neglect’ of multiple horses
Robin Jefferies and Pauline Vinall avoided jail after the ‘prolonged neglect’ of multiple horses

Robin Jefferies and Pauline Vinall were found guilty of 13 animal welfare offences relating to horses after a seven-day trial at Portsmouth Magistrates Court.

Prosecuting, Sara Pratt told magistrates how the pair allowed some of their horses to suffer ‘prolonged neglect’.

Robin Jeffries and Pauline Vinall avoided jail after the ‘prolonged neglect’ of multiple horses

Some battled a ‘worm infestation’, she said, which could have killed them.

Ms Pratt said: ‘Those horses were perhaps very fortunate they remained alive.’

According to statistics, she outlined, as many as 70 per cent of horses fighting the same infestation typically die.

Robin Jeffries and Pauline Vinall avoided jail after the ‘prolonged neglect’ of multiple horses

RSPCA chief inspector, Jen Ride, said the pair’s animal offences were reflective of the so-called ‘equine [horse] crisis’.

She said: ‘It’s a prolonged problem of breeding out of control and not having the land or management for such a huge numbers of equines.

‘There were about 35 horses when we visited and we removed nine.’

Jefferies was already banned from keeping animals following a cruelty conviction in October 2014. The court acknowledged that Vinall had abetted Jefferies in breaching that ban.

Magistrate Jonathan Berry called Jefferies’ most recent neglect a ‘flagrant breach’ of his previous disqualification.

Sentencing:
Jefferies: 22-week suspended custodial sentence; lifetime ban on keeping horses reimposed with no right of appeal for 10 years.

Vinall: conditional discharge; 7-year ban on keeping horses. Vinall will pay £20 for her discharge.

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Cosham, Portsmouth: John Ware

#TheList John Ware, born c. 1977, of 1XX Blakemere Crescent, Portsmouth PO6 3SH – caught breeding dogs without a licence

John Ware from Portsmouth admitted illegally breeding dogs
John Ware from Portsmouth admitted illegally breeding dogs

John Ware who has links to the travelling community, pleaded guilty at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court after the case was brought forward by Winchester City Council.

The court heard the council’s environmental protection team investigated after being notified by Havant Borough Council of puppies being bred in the village of Denmead, Hampshire.

Officers obtained a search warrant and when they inspected Ware’s property of Mill Farm, on Widley Walk in Waterlooville, they found a large number of dogs and four litters of puppies in outhouses.

Further evidence revealed at least three other litters had been bred by Ware or born to dogs owned by his relatives and kept at an address in Denmead.

Under current legislation it is an offence for anyone who keeps a breeding establishment for dogs to allow female dogs to give birth to five or more litters within a year.

Jan Warwick, portfolio holder for environmental health and licensing at Winchester City Council, said: ‘We take breeding dogs without a licence seriously and I am pleased to see the council’s legal team achieve another successful prosecution.

‘If we are presented with clear evidence of wrong-doing we as a council will not shy away from taking matters before the courts.’

Sentencing:
Ware was disqualified from obtaining a dog breeding licence for 12 months and ordered to pay costs of £4,375. 

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