In a disturbing story of intentional animal neglect, a cruel owner starved her German shepherd in one of the worst cases ever seen by the RSPCA inspector in ten years, reports the Grimsby Telegraph.
“I have seen dogs in better condition that were dead,” stated Wainwright.
“She had not noticed the dog was becoming below par,” Wainwright stated at the hearing.
According to the Inspector, Queenie’s owner claimed she had been feeding the dog two or three meals a day and explained to authorities the dog’s weight fluctuated. An investigation began on December 27 when a staff member at a veterinary hospital notified the RSPCA after Queenie was brought into the facility in a collapsed state. Queenie was humanely euthanized.
On Friday, Sara Loche was convicted at Grimsby Magistrates’ Court for animal cruelty and failing to investigate the reason for her dog’s weight loss. She did not show up for court and a warrant has been issued for her arrest.
“We will have to wait for the sentence. It was in the worst condition I have ever seen a dog alive. I have only seen them like that when dead,” stated Wainwright.