Owner banned from keeping pets after collie with tumor found abandoned in filthy house

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The owner of a 16-year-old collie who abandoned her dog with a massive, bleeding tumor on the side of his face in a garbage and feces filled home has been banned from keeping any pets for the next ten years. Christine Daley, who lived in a house on Selby Street in Wallasey United Kingdom, pleaded guilty at Wirral Magistrate’s Court on Thursday to causing unnecessary suffering to a dog by failing to investigate and treat a lump on his face and failing to meet the needs of a dog by failing to provide a suitable environment between  October 1 through October 25, 2016.Timmy the dog 2

According to the Metro, the fire department forced their way into the abandoned home after receiving concerning requests about foul odors. And there the crews found the collie, lying on the sofa in a room reeking of strong ammonia odors and with garbage, moldy food, feces and trash piled up at least two feet in every part of the residence. RSPCA Inspector Anthony Joynes described the situation:

“The fire crew could smell something very strong and unpleasant through the letterbox and were concerned that there was a dead body in the house, so they gained entry with the police. That’s when they found Timmy so they contacted us. The house was in squalor – every room was full of feces. It was very hard not to stand in feces as the carpet was full of it. It was one of the worst environments I have been in,” Inspector Joynes stated. “Timmy was essentially using the house as his kennel and his toilet.”Timmy the dog 3

The report also stated there were flies all over the place and had Timmy not been rescued when he was, he may very well have died. The dog was immediately transported to a veterinarian where the tumor on his face was removed, however the dog’s recovery was lengthy and painful. The good news – is that Timmy has since made a wonderful comeback, has been adopted and is living the relaxed and lazy life all senior dogs deserve.Timmy the dog now

As for Daley, 60, besides the ban on owning any animal for the next ten years, she was also sentenced to an eight-week prison term suspended for six month and ordered to pay a $500 fine.

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11 replies
  1. Francene Kilichowski says:

    Glad to see that the UK takes animal abuse seriously. I only wish she was sentenced to remain in the filth for the sentencing.

  2. Pamela D'Angio says:


  3. Sherry says:

    GEEZ No way does the U K take animal cruelty seriously. Their fine for littering is higher!! And their max jail sentence is 6 months no matter how horrible the crime is against an animal. I think she deserved a hell of a lot more jail time for leaving that animal to suffer lengthy and die and also a much higher fine. UK is worse than the U S in punishing for this; they need serious reform as does the U;S. . and her ban should be for a lifetime that she can’t have animals. Someone that has a heart that cold and can do that, will never appropriately care for an animal. Just saying.

    • Barkley's Mom says:

      I couldn’t agree with you more, she should have been made to go clean up that mess and pay the vet bill for Timmy! I bet that would have had a more lasting impression on her than what she did get for a punishment. I would say a “lifetime” ban on pet ownership was in order too!

  4. linda says:

    Glad Timmy was adopted. Christine Daley is a POS scumbag that should spend time in that hellhole where she abandoned Timmy

  5. Kathleen Drude says:

    Step right no shoving or pushing allowed in the cage on the right we have something called a human! Don’t get too close now! These bipeds walk a place called Earth! They’re claim to fame? They abuse, torture, and kill animals with not even a second thought! Be careful don’t put your hands or fingers thru their cage unless you want to be bitten and infected by the same venom that courses thru their veins! Yes the venom is deadly it turns you into one of them! So step right up and get a good close look at what they say runs this planet we all live on! Oh don’t worry we spaceships leaving every 45 minutes for any place that isn’t earth!


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