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Whitby Pair In Court Over Animal Neglect

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Published at 12:08pm 21st March 2018 (Updated 2:54pm 21st March 2018)

Two people from near Whitby have appeared in court, following an RSPCA investigation into puppy farming.

51-year-old Mandy Allinson and 55-year-old Michael Connolly, both of Grosmont, are charges with 10 offences under the Animal Welfare Act.

They're accused of failing to meet the needs of 40 dogs, three cats and a guinea pig, as well as causing unnecessary suffering to some of the animals.

They have been remanded on unconditional bail after pleading not guilty.

They are due to appear at Scarborough Magistrates Court next month.

Allison and Connolly both face the following charges:

  • On and before 13 September 2017 failed to meet the needs of 40 dogs, three cats and one guinea pig by failing to provide a suitable environment, contrary to Section 9 of the Animal Welfare Act 2006;
  • On and before 13 September 2017 failed to meet the needs of 40 dogs and one guinea pig by failing to provide an adequate supply of fresh drinking water, contrary to Section 9 of the Animal Welfare Act 2006;
  • Between 23 August 2017 and 13 September 2017 caused unnecessary suffering to a female shih tzu called Boo by failing to provide proper and necessary coat care and maintenance resulting in excessive matting, contrary to Section 4 of the Animal Welfare Act 2006;
  • Between 19 July 2017 and 13 September 2017 caused unnecessary suffering to a male cocker spaniel called Dexter by failing to provide proper and necessary coat care and maintenance resulting in excessive matting, contrary to Section 4 of the Animal Welfare Act 2006;
  • Between 23 August 2017 and 13 September 2017 caused unnecessary suffering to a female shih tzu by failing to provide proper and necessary veterinary care and attention for her infected wounds, contrary to Section 4 of the Animal Welfare Act 2006;
  • On and before 13 September 2017 failed to meet the needs of two dogs, a female shih tzu and a female chocolate cockerpoo called Fleur, by failing to protect them from pain, suffering, injury and disease by failing to provide proper and necessary veterinary care and attention for their skin conditions, contrary to Section 9 of the Animal Welfare Act 2006;
  • On and before 13 September 2017 failed to meet the needs of a Maine Coone cat called Figaro by failing to protect him from pain, suffering, injury and disease by failing to provide proper and necessary ongoing veterinary care and attention for his bilateral entropion, contrary to Section 9 of the Animal Welfare Act 2006;
  • On and before 13 September 2017 failed to meet the needs of two dogs, a female cocker spaniel called Phoenix and a female miniature schnauzer, by failing to protect them from pain, suffering, injury and disease by failing to provide proper and necessary coat care and maintenance resulting in matted coats, contrary to Section 9 of the Animal Welfare Act 2006;
  • On and before 13 September 2017 failed to meet the needs of 10 dogs (a female brown and white cocker spaniel, a brown and white cocker spaniel called Maddison, a female cocker spaniel called Phoenix, a female cocker spaniel called Heidi, a chocolate female cockerpoo called Fleur, a chocolate female cocker spaniel called Bryn, a female cocker spaniel called Bronte, a female red setter called Scarlet, a black and white male poodle, and a liver and white female springer spaniel called Kari) by failing to protect them from pain, suffering, injury and disease by failing to provide proper and necessary treatment for ear mites, contrary to Section 9 of the Animal Welfare Act 2006;
  • On and before 13 September 2017 failed to meet the needs of a male Maine Coon cat called Figaro by failing to protect him from pain, suffering, injury and disease by failing to provide proper and necessary veterinary care and attention for his entropion, contrary to Section 9 of the Animal Welfare Act 2006.

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