PICTURED: Thamesmead man banned from owning animals after abandoning dogs in underpass (From News Shopper)
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PICTURED: Thamesmead man banned from owning animals after abandoning dogs in underpass
A “COLD-HEARTED” Thamesmead man has admitted animal cruelty after abandoning his two dogs in a busy underpass.
Michael Enright, 25, of Whitchat Road was banned from owning animals for life when he appeared at Bromley Magistrates Court last Wednesday.
His two dogs – a mastiff and a Rottweiler – were found loosely tied up to railings in an underpass near Pettman Crescent in February this year.
It was several hours later that RSPCA Inspector Kate Fletcher was called to rescue them after members of the public called to report the “stressed” animals, which were becoming aggressive.
Enright was also handed a £1,500 fine and ordered to carry out 240 hours of unpaid work after he pleaded guilty to six counts of animal cruelty.
Speaking after the sentencing, Inspector Fletcher said: “The owner of the dogs never showed any signs of remorse for abandoning the dogs, neglecting to feed them, failing to look after them properly and failing to seek veterinary advice on a number of health issues.
“This was a cold-hearted, deliberate act of abandoning animals, without any emotion or care about the consequences of such a callous action.”
She added: “The good news is that Enright won’t be allowed to own or neglect animals in the future and the sentence from the court sends a clear message that abandoning animals is against the law and can and will be prosecuted – and not just by the RSPCA.”
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