Woman who kept cats in “filthy” house banned from keeping animals for 10 years

Woman who kept cats in “filthy” house banned from keeping animals for 10 years

Woman who kept cats in “filthy” house banned from keeping animals for 10 years

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A WOMAN has been banned from keeping animals for a decade after admitting causing unnecessary suffering to her pets.

Emma Louise Potter, 44, of Hopsfield, Milborne St Andrew, near Blandford, pleaded guilty to the charge at Weymouth Magistrates’ Court last week.

The court heard that cats Max, Flirty Berty and Percy had been shut in a “filthy” house, and one had to be put to sleep as a result of an untreated ear problem.

RSPCA inspector Jo Story said: “This house was filthy and the cats had just been left without their needs being met.

“You are not providing adequate care for your pets if you just leave them alone for long periods of time with a small amount of food and just a dripping tap for water.”

The pets were removed after one of the cats ran out of the house when a workman arrived.

Max, now renamed Devon, has been reserved by a new owner.

A new home is now also being sought for eight-year-old Percy.

For more information about Percy, or any other pets available for rehoming, contact the RSPCA Ashley Heath Animal Centre on 0300 123 0749.

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12:53pm Tue 15 Apr 14

KitKatPuss says...

I don't understand how people can mistreat any animal...let alone their own pets?! How can they sleep at night?? I hope these cats have more luck in their new homes...I wish them all the best.
I don't understand how people can mistreat any animal...let alone their own pets?! How can they sleep at night?? I hope these cats have more luck in their new homes...I wish them all the best. KitKatPuss
  • Score: 12

1:06pm Tue 15 Apr 14

speedy231278 says...

Cats should not be kept as pets.
Cats should not be kept as pets. speedy231278
  • Score: -11

1:11pm Tue 15 Apr 14

60plus says...

They should keep her in the house with no food or water and see how she likes it.
They should keep her in the house with no food or water and see how she likes it. 60plus
  • Score: 12

10:20pm Tue 15 Apr 14

hooplaa says...

speedy231278 wrote:
Cats should not be kept as pets.
Why's that then?
[quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: Cats should not be kept as pets.[/p][/quote]Why's that then? hooplaa
  • Score: 4

8:52pm Wed 16 Apr 14

Staynor66 says...

Perhaps the cat should have been banned from keeping a filthy cruel human
Perhaps the cat should have been banned from keeping a filthy cruel human Staynor66
  • Score: 0

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