Woman left pet dog to die in cage while she went on holiday


Jade Roberts, 26, remaining Staffordshire bull terrier Daisy in a cage although she went on a two-week vacation. (RSCPA)

A woman who left her pet to die in a cage when she went on a two-week holiday getaway has prevented jail but has been banned from holding animals for 10 yrs.

Jade Roberts, 26, left Staffordshire bull terrier Daisy driving when she jetted off on holiday getaway previous summertime.

The RSPCA was referred to as but by the time an inspector went to the house in Botanic Put, Liverpool, in August 2021, Daisy was now lifeless.

Roberts, of Ash Avenue, Northampton, pleaded responsible to causing needless suffering to the canine but was spared jail at Northampton Magistrates’ Court and as a substitute handed a suspended sentence.

The RSPCA said that Daisy had last been alive on 31 July, 2021, but a lack of adequate meals and drinking water experienced led to her death.

Roberts was sentenced at Northampton Magistrates' Court. (Google Maps)

Roberts was sentenced at Northampton Magistrates’ Court. (Google Maps)

Describing the scene she was greeted with when she entered the property, RSPCA Inspector Leanne Cragg explained: “On coming into the home I was hit by an overpowering stench of decomposing flesh. There were a whole lot of live flies flying about the residence.

“I could see a useless, decomposing brindle and white Staffordshire bull terrier type canine at a person close of a huge cage in the front area.

“The base of the cage was included in a layer of aged faeces. At the entrance of the cage there was a turquoise plastic bowl upside down, a metallic bowl of dried meals and a further steel bowl which was empty.

“The home was messy and soiled with clothes and rubbish strewn all around the home furniture and ground. I taken off Daisy from the cage and I could see that her human body was pretty terribly decomposed with her eyes lacking, there ended up holes straight via her system and there were a large amount of maggots of various sizes.”

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Subsequent Roberts’ sentencing, she added: “It was a pretty sad sight and a single which could very easily have been avoided.”

Roberts pleaded responsible to creating unneeded suffering by leaving Daisy unattended with out adequate food and h2o resulting in her demise.

In mitigation, she claimed she was unaware Daisy was not currently being cared for as she had arranged for a friend to appear soon after her while she was absent. She expressed legitimate regret for Daisy’s death and the courtroom read Roberts was also dealing with personal concerns at the time.

The 26-yr-aged was sentenced to 12 weeks in prison, suspended for 12 months, 20 rehabilitation exercise need times, psychological well being cure need for 6 months and a sufferer surcharge of £128. She was also banned from keeping all animals for 10 years and requested to pay back £500 in expenditures.

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