Woman banned from owning animals after dogs starved
Juliet Watson left her Rottweiler, Doberman and German Shepherd severely underweight.
A woman has been banned from owning animals for ten years for neglecting three dogs.
Juliet Watson, of Methil, left her Rottweiler, Doberman and German Shepherd severely underweight.
The 42-year-old was given a ten-year ban from owning animals and a 12-month supervision order at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court.
Scottish SPCA inspector Steven Gray said: "These charges were dealt as Watson failed to provide suitable diet and meet the needs of the three dogs in her care, Diesel, a three-year-old male Rottweiler, Casper a two-year-old male Doberman and Sasha a one-year-old female German Shepherd.
"Upon veterinary examination, all three dogs were noted to be obviously underweight, with body scores of 1/9, all weighing half of what is healthy for their breed.
"All three were found to have overgrown nails.
"A bandage was removed from Sasha's front leg, once the tangled bandage was removed no evidence of an injury either recent or previously healed could be found.
"It is possible she may have been hobbled to restrict movement.
"Diesel, Casper and Sasha were taken to one of our centres where they received care and an appropriate diet. Once they fully recovered we found them loving forever homes.
"I'm happy the courts have dealt with this case, however it further highlights our push for tougher and more consistent sentencing.
"This level of neglect didn't happen overnight and could have easily been avoided."