Man Imposed With Heavy Penalties For Causing A Dog's Demise [News]
14 Aug 2014
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It is sad to see the extent to which people can stoop down to and the news about a cruel man starving his dog to death is one such example where a man has crossed all limits of torturing a mute canine.
AlexMcWilliams, 38 was found guilty under the Animal Welfare Act after causing unnecessary suffering to Cleo, his female tan Pitbull. Royal Society For Prevention Of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) was called to his flat after they saw a ‘very thin dog’ in his flat.
Williams, has been given a prison sentence for 18 weeks, suspended for 12 months, at Highbury Corner Magistrates Court in north London. He also had to pay a fine of 250 Pounds(25 thousand rupees) and is banned from keeping pets for the next three years.
The RSPCA said that they were appalled to see the condition of Cleo who was supposed to be around 10. “She was the thinnest dog i had ever seen. She was only skin and bones.” said an RSPCA inspector.
They had to take him to the vet who tried every bit that he could to ease his suffering but they could not do much and the kindest thing that they could do was to put him to sleep to prevent further wretchedness. They confirmed that he was suffering from emaciation and chronic heart failure, with associated pulmonary disease. She also had painful overgrown nails and a chronic skin disease.
Investigation found out that Williams took cleo to the vet for heart treatment and abdomen issues but did not return to the vet and Cleo was left without any treatment for two months.
There should be a similar and stricter laws in India as well to stop cruelty against animals.
If you know anything that we as citizens in India can do to stop this menace, the you can share your views with us.