Animal Cruelty Sentencing

A couple from Minehead are sentenced after admitting to 9 counts of animal cruelty.

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Couple banned from keeping animals for eight years

A couple who kept more than 70 pets in their semi detached home in Minehead have been banned from keeping animals for eight years. The RSPCA found 56 dogs and a variety of other animals. Four had to be put down. Most are now being rehomed.

Our Somerset correspondent David Woodland was in court and reports on how James and Nicola Hood pleaded guilty to nine charges of cruelty and neglect and were fined 500 pounds

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Couple disqualified from keeping animals

56 dogs were being kept in a 4 bedroom house in Minehead Credit: RSPCA

A couple who kept 69 animals in their semi detached house in Somerset have been disqualified from keeping animals for eight years and a conditional discharge.

James and Nicola Hood pleaded guilty to 9 charges of cruelty and neglect under the animal welfare act.

Somerset couple who admitted 9 counts of animal cruelty due to be sentenced

Couple kept 56 large dogs in their 4 bedroom home in Minehead Credit: RSPCA

A couple from Somerset who admitted 9 counts of animal cruelty are due to be sentenced today. 31 year old Nicola Hood and her husband James who's 40, kept 69 pets, including 56 large dogs in their 4 bedroom home in Minehead. They're due to appear at Taunton Dean Magistrates.

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