Man sentenced for contributing to his dogs’ deaths by feeding them biscuits

News Desk (19 May, 2016)

Davis neglected his pets by not taking them to a vet, despite knowing they were unwell, an RSPCA inspector said

166Camberwell Green Magistrates' Court (Credit: Secret London)

A Dulwich man who fed his dogs chocolate and milk has been banned from keeping animals for life after he was found guilty of offences under the Animal Welfare Act, writes Alex Yeates…

Keith Davis, 62, of Glengary Road, fed his two collies, Jenny and Lolly, digestive biscuits, Kit-Kats and milk possibly contributing to both their deaths, Camberwell Green Magistrates’ Court heard.

Davis was given a prison sentence of 112 days suspended for twelve months for failing to provide both dogs with an appropriate diet, and not providing Jenny with a suitable environment or veterinary care for signs of ill health.

The RSPCA were alerted last April after Jenny was taken to a charity in a bad way before dying.

They then visited Davis’s home where they found Lolly in a similar way, who had to be put to sleep as she had developed liver and kidney failure.

RSPCA inspector Callum Isitt said: “Despite being extremely unwell, these poor dogs had not been taken to a vet for treatment and were instead left to suffer until they died.

“Owning an animal is a privilege and we are very pleased that in this instance this man will not be able to own one again – which I have no doubt will prevent suffering to future animals.”

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