DIRTY BASTARDS! Couple’s house had carpets soaked in blood and urine, rotten furniture and pets left to starve to death
HORRIFIED inspectors found animals living in blood and urine-soaked squalor in two different houses in the same city.
The pets were discovered starving to death, suffering from infections and ravaged by skin conditions, triggered by “one of the worst” environments inspectors had ever seen.
Several dogs had lost their fur and one was in so much distress it had chewed off its own TAIL.
Michael Clifford Harness and Shaun Parkin, both from Hull, were prosecuted by the RSPCA in two separate cases.
Parkin, 53, has now been banned from keeping animals for life after neglecting his six dogs, a cat, a parrot and a cockatoo.
Harness, 43, received a five-year ban for neglecting his two dogs and a ferret.
Images released by the charity show the extent of the filth, with flea infestations in every room, carpets caked in blood and urine, floors covered in shredded newspapers and bottles of urine in a bedroom.
Inspectors visited Parkin’s home last year and found dogs locked in rooms with no food or water, an emaciated cat and two birds.
RSPCA staff filmed the dogs having their first drink of water to show their thirst.
Parkin admitted three charges of failing to provide a suitable environment for the animals, three charges of causing unnecessary suffering to animals and two charges of failing to meet their needs.
Harness pleaded guilty to failing to provide a suitable environment, failing to provide a suitable diet and failing to protect the animals from pain, injury, suffering and disease.
Both men were given 12-week prison sentences, suspended for 12 months, by magistrates in Hull.