Friday, March 1, 2013

ANIMAL CRUELTY CHARGES - Windsor Local Court


A Glossodia woman appeared in Windsor Local Court and pleaded guilty to one charge of animal cruelty and was found guilty of ten additional charges of animal cruelty after a Court hearing yesterday afternoon.

An RSPCA NSW Inspector was called to a property in Glossodia on 5 January 2012 and observed seven goats, ten adult dogs, five puppies, sixteen cats and five birds. This was in contravention of a prohibition order that was placed against the woman by Windsor Local Court on 28 October 2011. Several of the animals observed were severely matted.

Inspectors visited the property on two further occasions issuing instructions that ownership of the animals must be confirmed within 7 days. Further notification was left requesting contact. On 15 March 2012, Inspectors attended the address again and seized 29 animals after no contact was received from the woman or any other persons in relation to the ownership of the animals. Whilst in RSPCA care one of the dogs gave birth to six puppies.

Inspectors again attended the address on 4 April 2012 leaving notification requesting contact in relation to the custody of the animals and received no response.

The Glossodia woman was convicted of all offences and was sentenced as follows:
  • To the charge of failing to comply with a prohibition order, she was fined $700.00;
  • To the charge of failing to provide veterinary treatment for a dog she was given a six month suspended prison sentence on the condition she be of good behaviour and she not purchase, acquire or have in her possession or custody any animal;
  • To six further charges of failing to provide veterinary treatment to 7 dogs, 1 puppy, 9 cats and 3 kittens and to the charge of failing to exercise reasonable care to prevent an act of cruelty to a dog, she was given a three year good behaviour bond and ordered not to purchase, acquire or have in her possession or custody any animal;
  • To the charge of failing to provide veterinary treatment to two cats she was given a five month suspended prison sentence on the condition that she be of good behaviour and she not purchase, acquire or have in her possession or custody any animal; and
  • To the charge of failing to provide veterinary treatment to a 5 week old kitten she was given a three year good behaviour bond and she must not purchase, acquire or have in her possession or custody any animal
The woman was also ordered to pay veterinary costs of $15,687.73, professional costs of $10,281.00 and was placed on a 10 year prohibition order.

No comments:

Post a Comment