RSPCA finds 60 dogs in 'filthy' conditions

Friday, 4th November 2011

Many of the 60 animals recently rescued from a woman's cottage were in need of pet medication and some were so ill they had to be put down.

The RSPCA rescued the animals from Amanda Hammond, who has been banned from owning animals for the rest of her life and was given a 16-week suspended sentence, reports the Milton Keynes Citizen.

All of the animals were Collie crosses. The cottage they were found in had no electricity or water and the floor were covered in urine and faeces.

Ms Hammond was also ordered to pay £9,000 in court costs and will have to do 200 hours of community service.

It is thought that she had two or three rescue dogs that were un-neutered. They began breeding and the situation got out of hand.

Kirsty Withnall, RSPCA inspector, told the news provider: "When the RSPCA was called out to her home again, it was clear the situation had got out of control.

"All of these dogs had to be placed in very special homes with people who had the experience and patience to work with them."