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    A Mother And Daughter Have Been Banned From From Keeping Animals After Horses, Cats And Dogs Were Found Living In ‘18th Century Conditions’

    NewsTuesday 30 October 2018
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    The RSPCA were called due to concern for several animals living at Cherrywood farm in Gwespyr.

    What the inspectors found when they reached the farm was heartbreaking.

    They found a horse and a dog who had both been neglected so badly they were immediately put down, to relieve them from their suffering.

    Phillipa Edwards & Joy Edwards
    Andrew Price

    Joy Veronica Edwards, aged 61 and her daughter Phillipa Edwards, aged 36 were the two responsible for caring for the animals and have been banned from keeping them.

    Shocking images were taken by animal welfare officers to show the awful condition of the animals’ home. The images show their emaciated bodies at the rat-infested farm.

    Luckily the RSPCA were called in time to seize in total nine horses, two dogs and 15 cats before their conditions deteriorated any further.

    Two of the 15 cats that were seized were later put down.

    The paddock where the horses were kept was described as ‘more like a pond’  and the outbuildings had not been cleaned for a very long time.

    The animals had been kept in conditions more akin to the 18th or 19th century, the judge said.

    Cats in a cage
    RSPCA

    Litter trays

    RSPCA

    Joy Edwards has been banned from keeping animals for eight years, she also received a 12-week prison sentence suspended for a year with rehabilitation and 120 hours unpaid work after she admitted five charges brought by the RSPCA. She must pay £150 costs and a £115 surcharge.

    Phillipa Edwards was banned from keeping animals for three years and fined £300 with £150 costs and a £30 surcharge. Phillipa Edwards admitted to two charges and had asked that a horse and a dog should be returned to her.

    But the banning order means that all animals, including nine horses and three dogs still at the premises, will either have to be signed over to the RSPCA or put down. Bob Vickery, defending, said Edwards was in a state of distress that one of her horses had been shot and the carcass left for her to dispose of.

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