The owner of both dogs, Paul Cave, 60, from Eton Avenue, Oldham, was found guilty in his absence after a trial of three charges - causing Rebel and Zola unnecessary suffering, failing to take steps to ensure their needs were met and failing to protect them from pain, suffering and injury.
He was sentenced today at Runcorn magistrates Court, but didn’t turn up to the hearing.Clearly trembling in awe before the might and majesty of the justice system, there…
I make a prediction his cheque for court costs will similarly fail to make an appearance.
Cave, who is thought to have been working at the festival site near Runcorn at the time, was disqualified from keeping animals for life and conditionally discharged for 12 months.
He was also ordered to pay £260 costs.Let's hope he goes to prison. Animal abusers must rank just under paedophiles.