A callous Wolverhampton man has pleaded guilty to 34 animal cruelty charges after he left his family’s starving pet dog to feed on the remains of two of their cats.He was supposed to be looking after them for his parents:
… his parents were on a lengthy visit to his brother in Cornwall.One can only wonder where the money went…
Pearson, who had been given £1,515 by his mother to feed the animals, had neglected to do so, Mr Price said.Judging from the photograph accompanying the story, it probably went down his own throat.
Mr Price said Pearson had “decided he just couldn’t cope” with the animals after they had become unwell.A thankless task, I suspect. But no doubt he’s paid well for it.
Pearson’s solicitor Mohammed Ikram said he would make submissions when the defendant returned for sentencing.
Mr Blundell, granting Pearson unconditional bail, said: “It is quite an horrific case. We are not ruling out custody because of the nature and seriousness of the degree of harm caused.”That’s nice – how many months on bread and water would be sufficient, I wonder?