A Kinmel Bay man who admitted cruelly treating two dogs has been banned from keeping animals for ten years.
Nathan Lee Fisher (24) pleaded guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to the Akita dogs. ‘Kuma’ was found dead underneath a trampoline, while its mother, Layla, was so skinny, she was described by an inspector as a ”bag of bones”.
Police called out the RSPCA when Fisher was arrested at an address on Roseview Crescent. Llandudno magistrates heard the weight loss suffered by both dogs had not been adequately explored or addressed. Another person living at the property was given a caution.
Fisher was given two concurrent 12-week jail sentences, suspended for eighteen months. He must also undergo a year-long community order, a nine-month order for alcohol treatment and 180 hours of community work. He was also fined £750 and told to pay a £115 victim surcharge.
After sentencing, the RSPCA said Layla had been. re-homed after staying at an Animal Centre. Inspector Phil Lewis added: ”These poor Akita dogs were subject to outright neglect and ill-treatment, which cost one of the dogs their life.”
”People have very clear and important legal responsibilities towards their dogs, and there was an outright failure in this case to deal with shocking levels of weight loss, and to provide the dogs with food and necessary care.”