Couple facing jail after animal cruelty case goes public
Meet Mr. and Mrs. Buckley from south Wales, they are not what one would call model pet parents, far from it. In-fact they were banned from keeping dogs for ten years back in 1993 due to serious neglect issues. They didn't listen and in 1995 they were found to have seriously breached the constrains and were subsequently banned from keeping any pets FOR LIFE!
Clearly they failed to accept the seriousness of their constraints and are now faced with the very real prospect of a jail sentence after police and RSPCA officers raided their home last June. Baring in mind that the couple had previously been 'rumbled' for keeping 13 retired greyhounds whom were found roaming around the property in a far from fit condition. A vet who treated the dogs said it was the worst case of neglect he had ever seen, explaining that many of the dog's teeth had to be extracted. The dogs were effectively using the floor as a toilet.
As if that wasn't bad enough, what they encountered more recently was truly shocking - even to RSPCA officers who witness such cruelty on a daily basis. The property the animals were found in was an empty run-down pub; the cellar contained a cat, nine geese, a pony and two goats. Yes you did read that right, yes they were all cramped into one small cellar. The floor was inches thick in excrement; the animals hadn't seen daylight in a long time, were inadequately fed and received none of the love, attention or basic care they required.
So what do these so called human beings have to say for themselves? Well; Mr. Buckley decided he would opt to admit all charges made against him, he admitted this only on the eve of his trial. His wife failed to attend. When asked why he kept so many animals he simply replied ''why not?'' what a thoroughly charming, lovely, irresistible man.
We will be sure to keep you updated with this one.
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