Life ban for cruel dog owner
Published 22 Apr 2010 06:58 4 Comments
Roxy before being treated by staff at the SSPCA.
THE Scottish SPCA has welcomed a court decision to issue a life ban on keeping animals to a Kincardine woman who turned a "blind eye" to her pet's suffering.
Barbara Philp, from Kincardine, was also ordered to pay a £200 fine at Dunfermline Sheriff Court recently following an investigation by the animal welfare charity.
She caused her dog, Roxy, a Staffordshire bull terrier cross breed, unnecessary suffering by failing to provide veterinary treatment for a painfully inflamed and infected skin condition.
The dog was suffering from extensive mange which had been left untreated, causing open wounds, skin thickening and painful sores all over her face and body.
Scottish SPCA Inspector Louise Seddon, who led the investigation, said, "We are delighted that Philp has received a life ban on keeping animals because anyone who turns a blind eye to that level of suffering is, in my opinion, unfit to own an animal.
"The vet who examined Roxy stated that she had been suffering from the condition for weeks if not months, so we can only imagine the incredible discomfort and pain she must have been in during this time.
"To see her now, completely healed and with a beautiful shiny coat, is like looking at a different dog."
The Scottish SPCA has now rehomed Roxy to a loving family.
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Apr 22, 09:55
Apr 22, 10:39
There is no excuse for leaving an animal to suffer in this way. If its a matter of money, hand over the dog to the RSPCA. Sheer lazyness and lack of compassion. She sounds like a right horror and to be hones****hink they should have thrown the book at her. Better still give this horrible moo a dose of mange and see how she copes with the pain, itching and open wounds she subjected her poor dog to. If this is how she treats her dog it makes me wonder just how she treats her own children!?
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