In Kilmarnock, Scotland, the owner of 30 dogs found disgustingly neglected has been jailed and banned for life from keeping dogs after causing unnecessary suffering. The sentence was handed down on October 2 at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court.
According to the Daily Record, Elaine Erskine, 58, failed to care for 30 dogs in her home by not feeding them nor protecting them from harm. Three dogs had to be humanely euthanized; a Jack Russell and two German shepherds
An investigation began after two German shepherds and one Jack Russell terrier were discovered in horrible condition from the disgusting neglect. Inspector Jade Cummings testified the dogs were made to live in an area full of trash and feces; the smell of ammonia was overpowering. When officers arrived at the home, the Jack Russell had wounds over her entire body and was so emaciated her back and leg bones were clearly visible.
The two German shepherds, named Rosie and Arti, had been kept on a small porch. Both dogs were so emaciated and had been on the brink of death.
“Rosie was unable to even lift her head and both dogs had open sores and were extremely distressed, covered entirely in feces and urine with mounds of fecal material and urine fluids in a pool below and around them…”
The East Lodge resident was jailed for 14 weeks and told she can never own animals again. She pleaded guilty to violating the Animal Health & Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006.
Erskine is appealing.
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