Dog suffered with eye condition for five years due to owner neglect leaving him looking disfigured
Pooch the Staffie’s eye was in such a terrible state it appeared to be popping out of his skull.
Despite being told to have Pooch’s eye removed, hard-hearted Trudy Oakley ignored vets’ pleas.
Pooch had to endure pain and suffering for another five years until he was seized by the police.
Oakley, 46, was today banned from keeping animals for a year after pleading guilty to causing the dog unnecessary suffering.
Pooch suffers from a congenital condition which caused his eye to erupt. Vets have now removed it and, although he is still undergoing treatment, fear he will also lose his other eye.
Pooch suffers from a congenital condition which caused his eye to erupt
The RSPCA was alerted to Pooch’s plight in January after a tip from a member of the public.
It was like something out of a horror movie…
Inspector Justin Stubbs
Inspector Justin Stubbs went to Oakley’s home in Redmile Walk, Peterborough, and was shocked by what greeted him.
“Pooch was in a terrible state and his eye looked horrendous,” he said. “It was like something out of a horror movie… His eyeball looked ready to pop out of his skull.
“Ms Oakley received veterinary advice in December 2010 to have Pooch’s eye removed but this was ignored and she failed to seek any further professional advice.
Callous owner Trudy Oakley ignored pleas from vets to have the dogs eye removed
“That means poor Pooch was left suffering from what must have been an extremely painful and uncomfortable eye condition for more than five years. It’s just shocking.
Oakley was sentenced to a two-year conditional discharge for an offence under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 this week.
Pooch has been removed from Trudy’s ownership and has now been treated
The court also added six months onto an existing suspended sentence for an unrelated matter and ordered her to pay prosecution costs of £250.
Besides being disqualified from keeping all animals for one year, the court ordered for Pooch to be removed from her ownership.