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A 38-year-old woman from Somerset has been banned from keeping dogs for five years after her pet was found underweight and suffering from a painful, untreated skin condition.
The RSPCA was contacted by a concerned member of the public who had seen Cookie covered in raw itchy scabs.
Those who own animals have a responsibility to care for them and ensure health conditions are dealt with promptly by a vet to avoid their pets suffering.
There is never an excuse for ignoring an animal in need.
Sarah Taylor from Burnham-on-Sea admitted causing unnecessary suffering to springer spaniel Cookie. She was also fined £380.
The RSPCA says Cookie has now been rehomed.
Earlier this month, Tavistock Fire Station were called to Gulworthy along with the specialist rescue team from Camels Head, where a dog had fallen down a shaft whilst working in the woods.
Gem, a 6-year-old working spaniel, had fallen around 30 metres down a straight shaft. Nothing had been heard from the dog for some time and it couldn’t be seen from the top.
Crews set up specialist lines with a recovery system. A detector was sent down to test for any traces of gases before a firefighter was lowered in.
The dog was located at the base in an alcove and brought up to ground level using an animal rescue bag, where she was reunited with her relieved owner.
She appeared relatively well despite her fall and was then going to be taken to the vet to get checked over.
More than 2,000 people have signed a petition against a ban on dogs using Weymouth beach for seven months of the year.
Weymouth and Portland Borough Council increased the ban in 2016 to cover Easter through to October, but campaigners want that reduced. Dog owners say a seven-month ban is too long and want it limited to the summer season.
The campaigners say the longer ban has led to a drop in visitors and loss in trade for cafes and kiosks along the seafront.
They want residents in Weymouth and Portland to back their petition.
All this week we're announcing our nominees for the ITV Fundraiser of the Year in the West Country.
We asked for your nominations for people in our region that go the extra mile to help others and raise money for charity.
The winner will be heading to the glitzy Daily Mirror Pride of Britain awards later this month.
David Pugh has been training rescue dogs for more than 28 years.
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