“OMG…20 weeks in jail, a bloody shop lifter would get more…it’s disgusting! I personally think the maximum term of 51 weeks in jail of  ‘The Animal Welfare Act’  (below) needs to be amended from weeks to years. Why didn’t this bxxxh get 51 weeks? why wasn’t she fined? She purposefully took a knife & slashed her dogs…she has been identified as a very dangerous lady…who will be back on the streets very soon…disgraceful…see below for examples I found!”

Animal Welfare Act – Imprisonment or fine section 4

(1) A person guilty of an offence under any of sections 4, 5, 6(1) and (2), 7 and 8 shall be liable on summary conviction to—

(a) imprisonment for a term not exceeding 51 weeks, or

(b) a fine not exceeding £20,000,

or to both. 

Shoplifting Act – Theft:-

Date Updated: January 2012
Title: Theft from shop
Offence: Theft – other
Legislation: S1 Theft Act 1968
Mode of Trial: Either way
Statutory Limitations & Maximum Penalty:  7 years

  • Kim Edmonds was jailed for 20 weeks and was banned from keeping animals
  • She slashed her two Springer Spaniels and one sustained 31 horrific injuries
  • After the attack she called police claiming an intruder had attacked her dogs
  • Investigators later discovered her injuries were all self-inflicted

Blood oozes from deep gashes that criss-cross his head and nose. His eyes look vacant and tired.

This shocking image reveals the extent of the horrific injuries suffered by springer spaniel Stig after owner Kim Edmonds’ sickening attack.

Edmonds, was yesterday jailed for 20 weeks as the judged described the on her own pet as ‘one of the worst cases of animal cruelty’ he had witnessed.

The 21-year-old had initially blamed an ‘intruder’ for the savage attack in which her pet’s head, nose and body were sliced 31 times.

However, Edmonds from Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, was found guilty of causing unnecessary suffering to the dog at Stoke-on-Trent magistrates court last week.

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Shocking: This image shows the horrific injuries suffered by springer spaniel Stig during a brutal attack by owner Kim Edmonds

She has also been given a lifetime disqualification of all animals and cannot apply for the ban to be lifted.

The court had heard that Edmonds, who had been taking medication for depression, had slashed her 14-year-old dog Stig and her other dog Dan to a lesser extent, in her back garden in September last year.

Stig had 31 separate lacerations and burn wounds on his head, nose and body, and has since been treated and rehomed after the horrific attack. It is not known what weapon was used to attack the dog.

The court heard that the nature of Stig’s injuries suggested he had been held down during the prolonged attack.

The RSPCA said Edmonds had claimed that an balaclava-wearing intruder had broken into her back garden and attacked the dog and her.

She made a 999 call to Staffordshire police on September 7 last year – but her minor wounds were found to be self-inflicted and the police referred the case to the RSPCA.

According to This is Staffordshire , detective constable Gary Madeley from Burslem Police Station said: ‘It was like an abattoir. There was blood all over the living room and the kitchen.

‘Edmonds’ demeanour, considering the report and her dog had been mutilated, was calm.’

Veterinary surgeon Carole Bain, who also attended the scene said: ‘I was shocked by what I saw. ‘I told her (Edmonds) Stig would need a lengthy operation and she asked if he would need a skin graft and demonstrated by pinching the skin on his head.

‘It was unusual as I have never known an owner show such calmness.’

Shocking mutilation: The RSPCA deputy chief inspector Jayne Bashford said the injuries sustained by the dogs were ‘totally horrendous’. Stig needed a four hour operation and a week’s recovery in a vet clinic (pictured)

Judge Taylor said: ‘It’s a serious offence that needs the right course of action.

Edmonds was convicted of one charge of the Section 4 Animal Welfare Act 2006.

The medical costs of the dogs has cost the RSPCA thousands of pounds. Both dogs have now been re-homed together. 

Held down dogs: The court heard that the attack done by Edmonds (pictured with husband Brian and injured dog Dan) would have been lengthy and it was suggested that the dogs were held down during the attack

RSPCA Deputy chief inspector Jayne Bashford said: ‘Kim is a very dangerous lady and the injuries suffered by the dogs were totally horrendous.

‘In terms of injuries deliberately inflicted – this is the most traumatic incident I’ve seen. ‘Every person involved has been severely affected by what they saw. ‘It’s caused people a lot of distress.

‘The dog -Stig – was at the vets for a week and had a four hour operation. It will cost the RSPCA thousands of pounds.’

News Link:-: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2195783/Cruel-owner-jailed-sickening-attack-dog-suffered-30-slash-wounds-hands.html#ixzz25LsDGPSM

Related:http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2193444/Dog-slashing-woman-guilty-faces-jail-cutting-dog-31-times.html

Petition:http://www.thepetitionsite.com/656/860/843/kim-edmonds-dog-slasher/