A Whitstable couple who abandoned their pet dog for so long that she was unable move from her own faeces have escaped jail.
Grandparents David Lee, 51, and Lydia Lee, 54, of Radfall Ride, left their starving white terrier chained in a filthy kennel covered in mud, excrement, and a sodden carpet for bedding in sub-zero conditions.What sort of subhuman filth are we talking about here?
Illiterate Mr Lee and grandmother-of-17 Mrs Lee were both disqualified for keeping animals for life at Folkestone Magistrates' Court today (August 30).Wait, what?!?
RSPCA officers also found Mr Lee to have caged 13 wild birds with rings attached to their leg.Hmmm....
A probation officer announced that Mr Lee "blames the court, and thinks that people do not understand the travelling community"./facepalm.
David Lee was sentenced to 18 weeks in custody, suspended for two years and an 18 week curfew. He was ordered to pay £750 costs and a £115 victim surcharge. Lydia Lee was sentenced to 12 weeks imprisonment, suspended for two years. She was also ordered to pay £300 in costs and a £115 victim surcharge, as well as a 12 week curfew.It's nowhere near long enough.