10-year dog ban.
A couple and their son have been banned from keeping any animals for the next 10 years.
Magistrates imposed the sentence after hearing how the family allowed their five dogs to become emaciated and flea ridden. Bernard Ber·nard , Claude 1813-1878.
French physiologist noted for his study of the digestive and nervous systems. Creighton, 55, his wife Elizabeth, 52, and son Simon, 19, appeared before South East Northumberland Magistrates. They each admitted causing unnecessary suffering to the dogs by failing to provide adequate care and attention.
The court heard the dogs had suffered for at least four weeks and had not received veterinary veterinary /vet·er·i·nary/ (vet´er-i-nar?e)
1. pertaining to domestic animals and their diseases.
The Creightons, of Avebury Place, Cramlington, told magistrates they had been unable to afford treatment for the dogs, but had tried to do their best by them.
Magistrates ordered the dogs to be confiscated con·fis·cate
tr.v. con·fis·cat·ed, con·fis·cat·ing, con·fis·cates
1. To seize (private property) for the public treasury.
2. To seize by or as if by authority. See Synonyms at appropriate.
adj. and that each member of the family pay pounds 50 compensation.