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Swanage man appears in court over dog cruelty
A SWANAGE man has appeared in court over causing suffering to a dog.
Clive Goward, 62, of Days Road, admitted two charges brought by the RSPCA at Bournemouth Magistrates Court yesterday of causing unnecessary suffering and not seeking vet care for an ear problem for his and his wife Julie’s collie, Jess. He also admitted not meeting the needs of the dog.
Mrs Goward, 58, was charged with three similar offences but was not in court due to ill health.
The court heard that the dog was 16 years old and, when taken to the vet after the RSPCA visited in June, was found to have a string of health problems. It was put down.
Mr Goward told the court that the situation “got out of hand” due to his wife’s serious medical problems.
The case was adjourned until December 2 and Mr Goward was granted unconditional bail.
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