#TheList Stanley Bates, born 18/06/1969, of 103 Southbourne Avenue, Walsall WS2 9TE (2018 address) – left a rottweiler named Lady and a Staffordshire bull terrier called Bella to suffer with open sores and infections.
Bates had originally denied five counts of causing unnecessary suffering to animals. But he pleaded guilty to two of the charges of failing to get his dogs veterinary treatment at the eleventh hour, with the other three being dismissed.
Both Lady and Bella were found to be suffering from severe cases of mange and when Bates, along with Jackie Hurst and daughter Katie Hurst belatedly took them to a vet, they were reported to the RSPCA.
Mr Nick Sutton, prosecuting, told the court Bates’ daughter and partner had already been convicted of ill-treating five puppies, whose health problems he said had likely been caught from Bates’ two dogs.
He said the two dogs were found to have infections around their eyes and bad cases of worms.
£350 costs; 200 hours of unpaid work. Banned from keeping animals for life with no right of appeal for 10 years.