Thursday, June 21, 2012

ANIMAL CRUELTY OFFENCES – CAMPBELLTOWN LOCAL COURT

Photograph taken on 27 February 2012

A woman appeared at Campbelltown Local Court on Wednesday 20 June 2012 for sentencing on animal cruelty charges. She had earlier pleaded guilty to two counts of failing to provide veterinary treatment to her male German Shepherd crossbreed dog.

An RSPCA Inspector seized the dog on 27 February 2012 after responding to a complaint about his poor condition. The dog was almost devoid of fur and his skin was completely blackened. Following veterinary examination the dog was diagnosed as suffering from hypothyroidism. He also had a large amount of fleas infesting his ears. The woman made admissions that she had never taken the dog to a veterinarian.

She was convicted and placed on a Section 9 good behaviour bond for twelve months. She was ordered to pay $81 Court costs and $1,301.64 veterinary/boarding costs (total costs $1,382.64).

All charges are under NSW Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act and Regulations

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