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Subject: Man with overweight dog convicted

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/13/09 at 11:47 am

Full report here on BBC News Online

A dog owner whose border collie was found to be twice its ideal weight has been found guilty of neglect.

Ronald West, of Donald Road, Brighton, was convicted in his absence after failing to appear before magistrates in the city and sentencing was adjourned.

The court heard five-year-old Taz was found to weigh 88lb (40kg), after West ignored orders to improve his diet.

Animal welfare officers who visited the 62-year-old's flat last December said they found dog faeces in every room.

West told officers the dog was overweight because it had been given too many treats by him and his friends.




Subject: Re: Man with overweight dog convicted

Written By: Ashkicksass on 05/14/09 at 12:12 pm


Full report here on BBC News Online

A dog owner whose border collie was found to be twice its ideal weight has been found guilty of neglect.

Ronald West, of Donald Road, Brighton, was convicted in his absence after failing to appear before magistrates in the city and sentencing was adjourned.

The court heard five-year-old Taz was found to weigh 88lb (40kg), after West ignored orders to improve his diet.

Animal welfare officers who visited the 62-year-old's flat last December said they found dog faeces in every room.

West told officers the dog was overweight because it had been given too many treats by him and his friends.






Well, and it sounds like the poor thing never got to go outside either.  I hope he can find another home!

Subject: Re: Man with overweight dog convicted

Written By: NbC on 05/16/09 at 7:44 am

You normally think of most neglect cases as under feeding their pets.  This is different.

People really need to take into account their lifestyles and select a pet that would match.  Goodness a Border Collie is a herding dog. 

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