THIS was the chaos that greeted RSPCA inspectors when they raided a rogue dog breeder’s home.
They found more than 100 animals, including chihuahuas and British bulldogs, two cats and a tortoise.
Some were caged, some roaming free and all had health problems.
There was not enough food and water and the kennels were in a poor state, a court heard. Lynn Stoker didn’t even know how many dogs she had and was found guilty of causing unnecessary suffering. Stoker, 62, was warned she could face jail.
South East Northumberland magistrates were told 85 dogs and the cats had ear disease, 66 dogs had dental problems, 26 were “emaciated”. A search warrant was issued in May 2018. Stoker, of Byrness, Northumberland, who had been unable to sell many of the pets as their numbers grew, insisted she checked their health. But District judge Bernard Begley told her: “This is very sad.”