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Vet who mistreated her own pets fined by the RSPCA

A vet who mistreated two of her own dogs has been fined hundreds of pounds.

Kerstin Vockert from Sopley in Dorset admitted failling to meet the welfare needs of her cocker spaniel and her shih tzu who were found severely matted.

One was put down by Vockert herself - the other lost an eye and was left blind.

The RSPCA carried out the Prosecution. The 56-year-old continues to practice at the Ark Aid Veterinary Centre on Irving Road in Bournemouth.

From there, Richard Slee sent us this.

Cases of animal cruelty on the rise

Levels of deliberate cruelty to pets have reached a shocking new high - with parts of the south east close to the top of what the RSPCA is describing a 'league of shame'.

The animal welfare charity investigated six thousand more cases than the previous year.

Kent has been revealed today as the fifth worst offending county in the country.

Essex is eighth.

Across the south-east cases of cruelty and neglect rose by almost six percent.

ITV Meridian spoke to RSPCA Inspector Ed Halligan.

Man banned from keeping animals after cruelty to cat

Chilli was found with head injuries Credit: RSPCA

A pet owner has been banned from keeping all animals for five years.
He admitted owning a cat, found abandoned in a park with severe head injuries.

Joshua Penrice’s kitten, Chilli, was found by a member of the public in the Berryfield area of Aylesbury in April this year.

The black male kitten was taken to a vet who discovered a number of trauma injuries. He had swelling to the front of his head and his nose was bleeding.

The RSPCA were contacted, and Penrice admitted kicking and abandoning Chilli.

The 22-year-old, of Chilton Street, was handed the ban on keeping animals, along with a £60 victim surcharge, ordered to pay £500 costs and carry out 140 hours of unpaid work in the community.

The RSPCA said: “Chilli is still very timid and is clearly still showing signs of the cruelty he suffered. However, he is now in a new home with a new owner and is making good progress.”


Kent couple found guilty of animal cruelty

A couple from Kent, whose cocker spaniel had tried to eat an umbrella, have been fined and told to do unpaid work after a court heard that they had decided they could not pay the vet bill and would rather watch their dog die .

38 year old Richard Pugsly, and his wife 37 year old Rachel Pugsly, from Greenhithe were both charged with two counts of causing unnecessary suffering to the dog and two counts of failing to get vet treatment.

The dog, who is two years old, has successfully been treated and he has now been rehomed.

Magistrates sentenced Mr and Mrs Pugsly to 100 hours of unpaid work . Richard Pugsly was told to pay £1000 costs, his wife was told to pay £60.

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