Owner who left dog’s body to rot and neglected other dogs sentenced to jail

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The owner of five dogs – one he left the dead dog’s body to rot in his kitchen and neglected the other four dogs, has been sentenced to jail for 12 weeks and banned from keeping animals for ten years, following a court appearance at Bristol Magistrates Court on Monday.

David McKayle, 31, of Fishponds in Bristol, United Kingdom was found guilty of five counts of animal cruelty in violation of the Animal Welfare Act 2006. In addition, he was also found guilty of failing to investigate the cause of weight loss and poor body condition, failing to provide veterinary care for the badly infected eye of his French bulldog, Dairylea and properly caring for his other four bulldogs.

According to the Bristol Post, in December 2016, a concerned citizen called authorities after seeing a dog tethered in an outdoor shed amid rubbish  and feces. When RSPCA inspectors arrived, they found four other dogs living in horrible conditions:

“Pluto was shut in the shed outside, Heidi was sadly lying dead on the kitchen floor, Lulu and Man were shut in the cupboard under the stairs, and Dairylea was locked in a cage in the house sat in her own excrement. It was horrific to see the four surviving dogs helplessly struggling in such horrendous conditions.”

One of the dogs, Dairylea was severely underweight with her ribs showing and had an untreated eye injury. The dogs, Pluto, Dairylea, Man and Lulu have all since been nursed back to health, recovered and have been adopted.

As to McKayle’ punishment, RSPCA Inspector Sarah Kenward stated she was pleased with the sentence and hopes this sends a message to others that owning a pet is a responsibility and not caring for them can lead to a prison sentence. 

Rest in peace Heidi.

(Photos of dog’s body left to rot via RSPCA)

 

 

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12 replies
  1. Adrienne says:

    A short sentence for what this scum did, but a start. He should be in jail longer for letting one dog die right in front of his own eyes and the other 4, not far behind. Why do scum like this let their animals get to this point? Even if they don’t have the money to care for them, explain to the vet or shelter and they would have taken all these animals. So sad to see these small animals suffer like this. They depended on this scum for care and received nothing. He should be made to feel the same way he left these wonderful dogs.

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  2. Helen says:

    This sicko needs to be committed to an insane asylum forever! What sane person would leave a dead dog to rot in his kitchen? I’m happy the surviving dogs are getting proper care and medical attention, and now safe from this mental case.

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  3. Bonnie Welch says:

    THIS POS SOB DESERVES CAPITOL PUNISHMENT!!!!! GET THIS SUBJECT OUT ON THE FRONT LINE AND GET IT OUT THERE NOW NOW NOW!!!!!!!! I AM SICK OF THESE EVIL MONSTERS WHO ARE TORTURING DOGS, FIGHTING THEM, BRUTALLY BEETING THEM, KILLING THEM, EATING THEM, SKINNING THEM ALIVE AND ALL THE OTHER SICK THINGS THEY DO TO A DOG!!!! DOGS ARE FAMILY MEMBERS!!! THEY ARE OUR BEST FRIENDS!!!! THEY DEPEND ON US FOR EATING AND DRINKING WATER, GETTING THE SHOT (VET CARE) WE NEED YEARLY OR IF THEY ARE SICK. LOVE, LIFE INSIDE WITH PEOPLE WHO LOVE THEM AS MUCH AS THEY LOVE US. THEY SAY THAT ANIMAL CRUELTY IS A FELONY NOW. BUT NO ONE DOES A DAMN THING ABOUT IT. ITS A SLAP ON THE HAND AND A BIG FINE BECAUSE THATS ALL THEY CARE ABOUT IS THE MONEY!!!! PEOPLE WRITE THOSE ABOVE THE COPS AND COURTS!!! WE MUST GET THEM OUT OF OFFICE. THEY DEFINATELY ARE NOT DOING THEIR JOBS. MILLIONS OF DOGS DIE ALL THE TIME. UNNECESSARILY!!!!!!!!!! NO REASON FOR IT!!!!!!! THE PEOPLE RESPONSIBLE ALL NEED TO HAVE A NICE PRISON CELL IN DEATH ROW WAITING FOR THEM, YES CAPITOL PUNISHMENT!!!!!! THEY DESERVE TO DIE. THEY DO NOT DESERVE TO GET OUT OF PRISON AND THIS INCLUDES THE COPS, COURTS, KILL SHELTER RUNNERS……IT ALL NEEDS TO BE RE-WRITTEN AND ENFORCED TO THE “T” ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!!! DOGS ARE THE BEST ANIMALS ON EARTH. YOU WANT TO KILL MEAN ONES, GO AFTER GATORS, POISONOUS SPIDERS AND SNAKES, CROCKODILES, BUT FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, LEAVE DOGS ALONE!!!!!!!! PICK ON SOMEONE YOUR OWN SIZE!!!!! I HAVE BEEN FIGHTING THIS FIGHT A LONG LONG LONG TIME AND NOTHING SEEMS TO GET ANYWHERE!!! ITS TIME!!! TIME THESE DAMN SUB-HUMANS PAY THE PRICE THEY SHOULD OF BEEN PAYING ALL ALONG!!!

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  4. Nancy Raymond says:

    So typical of the United Kingdom and their piss poor sentences dished out to animal abusers – 12 weeks is a slap on the hand and as for not owning animals for 10 years I’d like to know WHO is going to stop him for repeating his abusive, neglectful and cruel treatment of dogs – NO ONE that’s who. David McCayle should have his fat ass sitting in prison for 12 years being treated like he treated those dogs – like trash.

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