#TheList Lisa Platt (aka Lisa Bagguley), born 05/01/1974, of 96 Prosser Street, Wolverhampton WV10 9AR, and son Kyle Platt, born 12/09/1995, now of St Patrick’s Drive, in Newcastle-under-Lyme – left their three pet dogs neglected and starving in a ‘filthy’ back yard for at least three months.
Three starving dogs were rescued from a miserable existence with then owners Lisa and Kyle Platt: Staffordshire bull terriers King and Ace and a German Shepherd called Sasha. Red and white Staffy Ace was so poorly that he was 24 hours from death. Almost every bone in his body was clearly visible and protruding.
The other dogs were also underweight and GSD Sasha was also suffering from an untreated skin problem that had caused her to lose fur.
Lisa Platt and son Kyle Platt, who has since moved to Newcastle-under-Lyme, both pleaded guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to Ace and King. Lisa Platt also admitted an additional charge of failing to ensure that the needs of Sasha were met.
RSPCA inspector Dawn Burrell, who investigated the case, said: “Ace was skin and bones when he was rescued – he was incredibly docile and he was dying in front of us. He was unable to stand and had to be carried into the vet’s. He was so underweight that the vet said if he’d been left another 24 hours, he would be dead.
“King and Sasha were also in a bad way. They were living in horrible conditions outside in a back yard, which was completely covered in faeces. Put simply, they were being neglected and had been for a period of at least three months.”
Inspector Burrell said it was ‘touch-and-go’ for a while whether Ace would survive but after weeks of veterinary treatment, the dog pulled through. King and Sasha also recovered and all three animals have now been rehomed.
Inspector Burrell said: “It is not acceptable to treat animals like this. Pet owners have a legal responsibility to ensure that their pets are being fed, being kept in a suitable environment and are being treated for any medical ailments.
“Ace, King and Sasha were being failed by their owners. Thankfully, all three dogs are now in happy new homes and are thriving.”
Sentencing: 12-week prison sentence, suspended for 12 months; ordered to pay £150 prosecution costs each. 10-year ban on keeping dogs (expires June 2027).