A dog owner has been jailed for the extreme neglect of three dogs he kept in ‘unbelievably squalid’ conditions.
Lesie Michael Bishop, 52, pleaded not guilty to five charges under the Animal Welfare Act after causing ‘obvious suffering’ to three Akita dogs called Niko, Nikita and Storm.
In a statement read out to Teesside Magistrates’ Court, RSPCA prosecutor John Ellwood said: ‘This defendant kept three large Akita dogs at his home.
‘Two he appears to have kept in a yard in conditions which were unbelievably squalid, and another he kept indoors in unsatisfactory, cramped and untidy circumstances.’
RSPCA officer Clare Wilson described… Read the full story