Cheshire man jailed for starving filly

  • A man from Cheshire has been jailed for four months for allowing a filly to become severely emaciated.

    Leslie John Dee, of Sandford Avenue, Gorton, was banned from looking after a horse or dog for seven years by Macclesfield magistrates on 8 January. He also may not deal in or transport horses.

    The bay pony had to be put down by RSPCA inspectors after it was found collapsed in mud at a property in Disley in January 2008.

    It also had a severe parasitic infestation.

    The court heard Dee had 20 years’ experience of looking after horses.

    This article was first published in Horse & Hound (22 January, ’09)

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