Animal welfare organisation exposes Spalding mum over emaciated dogs
A mum-of-two from Spalding has been exposed by animal welfare organisation The Cruelty List after her emaciated dogs were taken from her.
Sian Williamson received an RSPCA caution, which will remain on her file for three years, after her two dogs were rescued by welfare charity Staffordshire Bull Terrier Rescue.
The Cruelty List say Williamson, of Redthorne Close, told rescuers she couldn't afford to feed the dogs. Thy claim she has dozens of exotic animals and that there is nothing to stop her getting more pets.
The dogs – Staffy Molly and Sharpei cross Mika – were rescued in February 2019 by Staffordshire Bull Terrier Rescue, who were alerted by a local dog warden.
They say rescuers found the dogs in a desperate state in the back garden, with their owner, mother-of-two Williamson, nowhere to be seen.
Williamson agreed to sign the dogs over to the rescue, who then alerted the RSPCA.
Staffordshire Bull Terrier Rescue say Molly recovered well in their care and they continue to post regular updates on her progress.
Sharpei cross Mika, who was far less emaciated than Molly, was sent to another rescue due to her breed but is also doing well. She had to have an operation for an eye condition known as entropion.
An RSPCA spokesperson said the Society was unable to discuss complaints about specific people and what action may have been taken for legal reasons.
She said all cases are assessed independently and in line with the Code for Crown Prosecutors, applying the evidential and public interest tests as laid out in the code.
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