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Re: Owner charged over cruelty to dogs 19.01.2012
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2012, 06:55:52 PM »
If she was in Tasmania, she would have got a reward ...

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Owner charged over cruelty to dogs 19.01.2012
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2012, 06:55:28 PM »
A TREGEAR woman has been handed a hefty fine after failing to care for her two dogs.

Kellie Pike failed to appear at Mt Druitt Court twice in relation to four animal cruelty charges.

These included two counts of failure to provide veterinary treatment and two counts of failure to exercise reasonable care to prevent an act of cruelty to an animal.

The charges related to the woman’s female maltese terrier and male shih tzu crossbreed dog in her care.

An RSPCA inspector responded to concerns about the welfare of the dogs on October 8, 2011. Both were seized for veterinary attention which found they had severely matted coats. The maltese terrier required treatment for an infection of the right eye and the shih tzu for a severe bacterial ear infection.

Ms Pike was convicted and fined $750 for each veterinary charge and $500 for each of the charges relating to the matted coats.

The matter was adjourned on December 15 until January 12 to allow Ms Pike the opportunity to attend court in relation to custody of her maltese terrier dog. When she again failed to appear, the magistrate granted custody of the dog to the RSPCA and prohibited Ms Pike from owning animals for five years.

She was ordered to pay $81 court costs, $137.28 transcription costs and $3634.54 veterinary/boarding costs

by Stacy Thomas

http://mt-druitt-standard.whereilive.com.au/news/story/owner-charged-over-cruelty-to-dogs/