SSPCA re­leases shock­ing images of ne­glected dogs

The Courier & Advertiser (Angus and The Mearns Edition) - - NEWS -

The Scot­tish SPCA have re­leased shock­ing images of two dogs seized from a Fife cou­ple who ad­mit­ted ne­glect­ing the an­i­mals.

Alas­tair Jack­son, 36, and Su­sanne Iliff, 34, failed to pro­vide vet­eri­nary treat­ment for the dogs who were suf­fer­ing from chronic skin con­di­tions.

Ger­man shep­herd Zak and springer spaniel Phoenix were seized fol­low­ing a probe by the an­i­mal wel­fare char­ity.

Ten-year-old Zak was found to have a poor body con­di­tion with vis­i­ble rib, spine and hip bones. He was also suf­fer­ing from a se­vere flea in­fes­ta­tion.

Phoenix, who was just oneyear-old, was also found to have a skin ir­ri­ta­tion and had a bad ear in­fec­tion which the cou­ple failed to ad­e­quately treat.

Both an­i­mals were taken to an SSPCA cen­tre where they re­ceived care and treat­ment.

Iliff and Jack­son ap­peared for sen­tenc­ing at Kirk­caldy Sher­iff Court on Novem­ber 5 after pre­vi­ously ad­mit­ting caus­ing un­nec­es­sary suf­fer­ing.

Jack­son was banned from keep­ing dogs for three years and given a five-week re­stric­tion of lib­erty or­der. Iliff was also banned and or­dered to per­form 60 hours of un­paid work.

Zak and Phoenix were cared for by SSPCA staff.

Alas­tair Jack­son and Su­sanne Iliff ad­mit­ted ne­glect­ing the dogs.

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