A 26-year-old Busby woman has been convicted of multiple animal crueltycharges after failing to provide treatment for her American StaffordshireTerrier and her puppies.

An RSPCA NSW inspector visited the woman’s Busby property on 31 March, 2021,and found five heavily worm-burdened, emaciated puppies covered in their ownfaeces, and a mother dog with clearly visible protruding rib and hip bones andfly-bitten ears.

The puppies and their mother were seized and sent to the RSPCA NSW SydneyVeterinary Hospital for assessment, where they were surrendered into the careof RSPCA NSW.

Scott Meyers, RSPCA NSW Chief Inspector, said pet owners have a legalobligation to do the right thing by their animal and watching them needlesslysuffer is inexcusable.

“These poor pups have had a rough start to life, but with the continuedsupport of the community, we will be there to answer the call for help andrescue animals in need.”

The woman was convicted on four charges of animal cruelty towards her dogs andreceived an 18-month Community Correction Order, to be served concurrentlywith a 12-month Community Correction Order imposed for the offences relatingto the dogs’ fleas, fly bites, and roundworm.

The Magistrate also ordered the defendant to pay a $500 fine with 50 per centgoing towards RSPCA NSW, professional costs of $313.56, and disqualified thewoman from owning any animal for five years.

Tagged: Animal Cruelty, RSPCA

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