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Brent Knoll lady banned from holding dogs for ten years after 16 rescued from neglect

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A Brent Knoll lady has been banned from proudly owning dogs for ten years after 16 dogs had been rescued from neglect by the RSPCA.

Judy Patricia Doolan,64, of East Ride in Brent Knoll obtained the disqualification order following an investigation and prosecution by the RSPCA.

The courtroom heard how in March 2023, RSPCA Inspector Hayley Lawrence attended at Ms Doolan’s home following considerations about unattended dogs on the tackle, with studies the dogs had been left alone for various days.

Dogs had been seen within the window and calling playing cards had been taped to every of the padlocks protecting the important thing access. Inspector Lawrence returned 5 instances and every time discovered the tape nonetheless on the locks to indicate no-one had accessed the property.

An RSPCA spokesperson says: “On looking through the front door letter plate she could see that the property was very dirty inside with large  amounts of faeces covering the floor area which she said ‘looked and smelled horrendous’.”

“Inspector Lawrence had concerns for Doolan’s wellbeing as well as for the dogs so she called her colleagues, police and a vet to attend. Dogs could be seen at the window but no food or water could be seen.”

“Police located Ms Doolan at a caravan site and returned to the address where she brought the dogs out individually to the front door for them to be checked and recorded.”

On examination, most of the dogs had been discovered to have extreme matting – the matts on one canine had been discovered to weigh 2.15kg.

“Some of the dogs were emaciated and had rotten teeth, dirty smelly coats, and overgrown nails. A number of dogs were also found to be extremely aggressive and unsafe to handle because of extreme fear through their lack of socialisation.”

“The vet describes observing that two rooms of the house had a large build up of faecal matter with the windows heavily soiled in faeces. Some of the dogs also had faecal soiling on their feet and coats.”

“In total, 16 dogs were seized by police, of which nine sadly had to be put to sleep because of the severity of their condition.  The remaining seven have been cared for by RSPCA and are thriving.”

In mitigation, it was stated Ms Doolan had rescued dogs from Romania and had bought out of her depth and had struggled with private difficulties all through her life.

Inspector Lawerence provides: “Our plea to all animal owners is to make sure they always receive care and treatment they need when they need it.”

“Animals are completely reliant on their owners to ensure their needs are met and they are kept safe and healthy. Owning an animal is a privilege – and ensuring appropriate care is a key part of the responsibility we have towards them.”

Doolan, who appealed the sentence she’d been given in October 2023, after pleading responsible to 2 animal welfare offences, appeared earlier than Bristol Crown Court on February twenty third 2024 for the results of attraction towards sentence.

She was disqualified from holding dogs for ten years, which she can’t attraction for seven years, and fined £600.

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