Man faces court after allowing his dog and eight puppies to starve


There are 14 cases before the court going into December

A female defendant from the northern suburbs will face the Elizabeth Magistrates court on charges relating to an emaciated dog found in squalid conditions and with no access to water, a second dog and a cat also being kept in squalid conditions without access to water and a guinea pig found confined inside a filthy small cage.

A woman is due to appear in the Murray Bridge Magistrates Court to face three counts of ill-treatment of an animal in relation to three horses, all found in emaciated condition on a property in the East Murray District near Tailem Bend.

A male defendant is due to appear in the Berri Magistrates Court charged with recklessly causing unreasonable harm to a ram through a lack of appropriate care when shearing at a rural property in the state’s east.

A 24-year-old male defendant from the northern suburbs is due to face the Elizabeth Magistrates Court charged with failing to provide appropriate and adequate food to a female dog located in emaciated condition who was trying to care for her eight puppies. The dog and puppies were seized by RSPCA inspectors in August 2021 and have since been rehomed.

A male and female are charged with the neglect of sixteen cats and one dog who were in a house that was covered in excrement. The dog had a body score condition of 1.5/9 and put on 25% of its bodyweight within six weeks of being seized.

A couple from Adelaide’s southern suburbs is facing a charge of ill-treatment of an animal in relation to a dog found in emaciated condition. The dog remains in protective custody with RSPCA SA.

The second defendant in a case in which a one-year-old dog was found deceased at a northern suburbs property is due to face the Elizabeth Magistrates Court following her arrest under warrant. The 30-year-old woman was jointly charged with failure to take reasonable steps to mitigate harm to the dog, whose body was in emaciated condition. An autopsy found a foreign object obstructing the dog’s digestive tract. The woman’s former partner pleaded guilty and was convicted and sentenced in February 2022 to a period of one month and six days, suspended on a three-year good behaviour bond.

A 27-year-old woman is due to appear in the Mt Gambier Magistrates Court to face two counts of ill-treatment of an animal in relation to two dogs found in emaciated condition at a Mt Gambier property.

A 27-year-old woman is due to appear in the Elizabeth Magistrates Court to face two counts of ill-treatment of an animal in relation to two dogs found in emaciated condition at a north-eastern suburbs property.

A 40-year-old woman from Adelaide’s north-eastern suburbs and her then partner are facing 20 charges of ill treatment of an animal in relation to more than 60 animals, including 17 cats and a mix of rabbits, pigeons, cockatoos, lorikeets, corellas, magpies, galahs, possums, a water dragon lizard, puppies, canaries, a duck and an owl. All were allegedly being kept in unsanitary and squalid conditions. The woman is due to face the Elizabeth Magistrates Court this month.

A man from Adelaide’s north-eastern suburbs is charged with one count of ill treatment of an animal in relation to a failure to provide appropriate and adequate food to his bull mastiff dog. The animal had a BCS of 1/9 but recovered after it was seized by the RSPCA and has been rehomed.

A woman from Adelaide’s northern suburbs has been charged with failure to provide adequate food and water after she left her four cats alone, locked in her home for an extended period. The cats were seized and remain in protective custody with RSPCA SA.

A 28-year-old woman is due to appear in the Elizabeth Magistrates Court to face charges of alleged ill-treatment of three horses, found in emaciated condition on a property north of Adelaide. The horses remain in protective custody with RSPCA SA.

A couple in their 40s is due to face the Christies Beach Magistrates Court to face two counts of ill-treatment of an animal in relation to two dogs, found in emaciated condition. Both dogs were surrendered to RSPCA inspectors and have been rehomed. Their adult teenage son is a co-accused in relation to the care of one of the dogs. The couple is facing a third charge of failure to comply with a court order handed down in October 2021, forbidding them from acquiring or having custody of any animal until further order.

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