Cat Carer Julie Newnham Spared Jail After Being Convicted Of Letting Animals Suffer

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“When are Judges going to man up, grow a pair & start kicking some ass? Suspended sentence for 12 months, why the hell do they bother mentioning prison if the culprit isn’t going? The RSPCA has lost cost of over £4,000, the culprit should be made to pay the full vet fees & any hospitalization for animals in a mess under the culprits care. Oh, lets not forget the terrible sentence of having to do some unpaid work, boo hoo! No cats for 10 years, well that’s not too long, she can have dogs or rabbits until then! 

“Seriously, what is the point of taking these cases to court if the person doesn’t have to pay for their crime. There is little wonder charity’s like the RSPCA don’t take all cases to court…they can’t bloody afford to. Jail should mean Jail, unpaid work should be back-breaking work, shovelling shit at a rescue farm, & no animals, well that should be for life! These people let animals suffer & die…with the judicial system as it is, there is no wonder there are so many at it, the punishment is no deterrent at all!!”

“I am so bloody sick of hearing excuses like “got into problems, couldn’t afford to feed them, got ill…so fxxxxxg what!!! I’m retired, due to being disabled & have to get by with disability benefits. Most days I’m bed bound, yet my 3 dogs & 2 horses still get the best of care, just because I’m ill is no excuse to not feed or care for them, you get help from family or friends. But if you’re in that situation in the first place, animals are the last thing you need, they are expensive to keep. If I couldn’t afford to care for mine, then, as much as it would break my heart, if  friends couldn’t take them, I would contact the RSPCA to help me, before they started to become sick & skinny.. .that’s what you do when you really love animals…you put their health & care first!!!

A jobless mum who took in more than 30 cats has been banned from keeping them for 10 years after being found guilty of animal cruelty.

Julie Newnham, 38, advertised her home on the internet as being a haven for unwanted animals.

Scores of people who could no longer care for their pets took them to her thinking they would lead a healthy and safe life.

Why does she look like she is wearing a cat?

However, Newnham – pictured right – has now been found guilty of a string of animal cruelty charges – but spared an immediate jail sentence.

When RSPCA inspectors went to her home, in Homeside, Borrows Lane, Middle Stoke, on the Isle of Grain, after a tip-off they found four cats in very poor condition.They were emaciated, flee-ridden and had sores and ulcers. One cat – called Ruby – was so ill, she had to be put down.

There were said to be 33 cats at Newnham’s home as well as two dogs owned by her husband.

The cats were also suffering from diarrhoea. Some had sores, had suffered hair loss and were covered in faeces.

Newnhan allowed the cats to be taken by the RSPCA inspectors. They were all taken to a vet and given emergency treatment and pain relief. Unfortunately, Ruby did not recover and had to be put down.

RUBY – Julie Newnham’s cat ruby was so emaciated she had to be put down

Newnham was charged with four counts of causing unnecessary suffering to an animal and two counts of failing in her duty of care as she was responsible for ensuring the animal’s welfare.

She was found guilty in her absence after not turning up for a court hearing in September. A warrant was issued for her arrest and she was brought back before the courts a few days later.

Her case was adjourned to allow pre-sentencing reports to be completed and she was sentenced before magistrates in Medway.

Andrew Wiles, prosecuting for the RSPCA said: “The cats were extremely thin and sneezing and suffering hair loss and diarrhoea. Some were covered in faeces and had large flee burdens.

“One cat had discharged coming out of his eyes and was very thin, and had a ulcer in the right eye, it was at risk of losing it if the ulcer had burst.”

Mr Wiles said the total cost of the treatment for the cats and the subsequent investigation to the charity was more than £5,200 – and asked magistrates to consider awarding costs.

Jeremy Betts, defending, told the court Newnham had good intentions when she took in the cats, but did not have the means or finances to deal with them if they became ill.

He told magistrates she had overstretched herself and that she no longer advertises her services on-line  He said the cats’ ill treatment was not a deliberate act and that his client just could not cope.

Magistrates jailed Newnham for 12 weeks – but suspended the sentence for 12 months – and banned her from keeping cats for 10 years. She was also ordered to carry out 240 hours’ unpaid work and pay a contribution of £1,202.80 towards the charity’s costs.

Magistrate John Weir said: “Any right thinking person would have realised that these cats needed help.”

News Link:http://www.kentonline.co.uk/kentonline/news/2012/october/12/julie_newnham.aspx

Prosecutor’s Can’t Charge FL Man for Having Sex with Dog

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“What a despicable little man, one who poses a very real threat to children & animals but will be walking free soon I feel…How utterly disgusting, any move made on any animal is abuse, sod the bloody position etc. Shame it wasn’t the way I was thinking, as the dog could have bit his fishing tackle off & done the world a favour! I would suggest they get the law loophole closed & fast!”

Having sex with a dog can be a crime in Florida, but it depends on the type of sex.

Eric Antunes was accused of possessing child pornography. Acting on a tip, Clearwater police investigated the man and found the porn on his computer, reports The Tampa Bay Times.

Antunes admitted to downloading and watching the child porn, but when police searched his cell phone and other belongings, they made a discovery that was equally disgusting.

On his cell phone were allegedly six pictures of Antunes performing oral sex acts with Ruby. Ruby is the three-legged dog owned by Antunes’ girlfriend, Katerina Williamson. Almost as shocking as the pictures, must have been the fact that Antunes had a girlfriend.

As a result, the Pinellas-Pasco State Attorney’s Office thought about pursing animal cruelty charges against Antunes in addition to the child porn charges. However, because of a strange loophole in the new Florida bestiality law, prosecutors decided not to pursue these charges.

In 2011, Florida Legislature passed a bill that outlawed bestiality and made it a first degree misdemeanor. However, the law only applies to conventional sex, and not oral sex, reports the Times. So under current Florida law, someone is allowed to have oral sex with an animal, just not conventional sex.

Eric Antunes is alleged to be one disgusting dude. Along with child porn, he was also nearly charged with a sex with dog crime. Given a loophole in Florida bestiality law, Antunes will avoid the animal cruelty charges. However, he still faces felony counts of possessing child porn.

News Link:- http://blogs.findlaw.com/legally_weird/2012/06/prosecutors-cant-charge-fl-man-for-having-sex-with-dog.html

Pet owner Julie Walker banned from owning animals after dog neglect – Video

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A dog owner has been banned from owning animals for life after leaving her pet covered in her own faeces and infested with maggots.

Ruby the dog was left infected with maggots in Julie Walker’s garden

Julie Walker was found guilty of six animal cruelty charges after leaving 12-year-old akita Ruby lying in her garden.

The 48-year-old, of Priestfield Road, Gillingham, was today handed the ban by Medway magistrates.

She was also given a 26-week prison sentence – suspended for two years – and a six-month curfew.

Walker (pictured left) was ordered to carry out 300 hours’ unpaid work and pay £3,000 court costs.

Magistrate Elizabeth Brown said: “This is a case of a prolonged neglect of your pet. It suffered serious injury and you ignored advice.”

Walker was convicted in her absence of causing unnecessary suffering at Medway Magistrates’ Court earlier this month.

The court heard how the akita – which was later put down – was found covered in its own waste.

RSPCA Inspector Caroline Doe said the white dog was in a worse condition than any of the other thousands of cases she had dealt with.

Video & News Link:-http://www.kentonline.co.uk/kentonline/news/2012/may/14/maggot_dog.aspx

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