#TheList Robert Lunn, born 08/03/1993, formerly of Ormiston Crescent West, Tranent EH33 and more recently 1 New Poltonhall, Bonnyrigg EH19 3HP – left his wounded American bulldog, Capone, to starve in a cage soaked in his own urine
Eight-year-old Capone was found by Scottish SPCA investigators lying in a cage with large wounds on his legs, struggling to stand up. He was so badly neglected and starved he had apparently started to eat his own back legs.
Capone’s owner, Robert Lunn, pleaded guilty to causing unnecessary suffering under section 19 of the Animal Health & Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006.
Commenting on the investigation and court case, Inspector Stephanie McCrossan said, “Capone was found in an emaciated state lying in a cage soaked in his own urine. He had large wounds on his hind legs and was struggling to stand up.
“After being examined by a vet it was found that he had no overlying fat and was extremely dehydrated. Lunn had a duty of care and caused Capone to suffer by failing to provide an adequate diet and seek veterinary treatment.
“Thankfully Capone is on his way to a full recovery and, when he is ready, we will find him a loving forever home.”
£360 fine and a deprivation order. Banned from keeping dogs for five years (expires October 2023).