Owners refused to take cat with broken leg to vet

Both pets had a flea infestation and an associated chronic skin disease Picture: RSPCA

Both pets had a flea infestation and an associated chronic skin disease Picture: RSPCA - Credit: Archant

A man and a woman from Lowestoft who failed to provide veterinary care for their cat's broken leg and their dog's skin condition have been sentenced.

Both pets had a flea infestation and an associated chronic skin disease Picture: RSPCA

Both pets had a flea infestation and an associated chronic skin disease Picture: RSPCA - Credit: Archant

The court heard that Sean Garrett, 50, and Kirsty Spalding, 30, of Florence Terrace, caused unnecessary suffering to the animals by not providing treatment between July and September last year.

Gizzy, a white male tabby, was found to have a fracture of his hind left leg and a subsequent bone infection.

Gizzy and their elderly labrador had a flea infestation and an associated chronic skin disease.

The pair signed over the animals to the RSPCA and they have since made a reasonable recovery.


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Neither Garrett or Spalding appeared for sentencing in Great Yarmouth Magistrates today, but both previously said they could not afford veterinary fees.

The court sentenced both Garrett and Spalding to a two year conditional discharge and a ten year ban from keeping animals.

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They were also ordered to each pay £75 costs and a £20 surcharge.

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