Busted for starving Buster
WHEN Buster staggered into the Animal Welfare League’s Kemps Creek clinic he was half his normal body weight and close to death.
Eleven months later the energetic Staffordshire bull terrier is fit, healthy and looking for a loving home.
And his former owner has been brought to justice.
Animal Welfare League Inspector Alexandra Rowe said he was “just skin and bones”.
Buster’s former owner, a 37year-old woman from Liverpool, was charged with animal cruelty and ordered to appear at Liverpool Local Court. She failed to show but was convicted of one charge of failing to provide food to an animal and fined $2200.
“I believe the outcome of this case was fair; it was a midrange fine for this offence,” Insp Rowe said. Buster is now available for adoption.
Buster the staffy has recovered from his ordeal.