Monday, 16 September 2013


A 40-year-old woman has been disqualified from keeping animals for five years after she failed to look after a bull terrier type dog at her flat in Lancaster Way in the Hamptons.

The woman had apparently caused unnecessary suffering to the bitch by failing to arrange ‘proper and necessary’ veterinary care or a suitable diet.

The order was made at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court on 15th April 2013 under Section 34 Animal Welfare Act 2006 after the action was brought by the RSPCA, and related to offences which took place between 3rd November and 1st December 2012.

The order disqualifies the woman from owning animals, keeping them, participating in keeping them and from being party to an arrangement under which she is entitled to control or influence the way in which they are kept for a period of five years.