Woman given 10-year ban for neglect

  • A Worcestershire woman has banned for keeping animals for 10 years.

    Liza Squires, 38, was found guilty of 2 alternative counts of unnecessary suffering, and 5 counts of neglecting ponies, pigs and chickens.

    She was sentenced at Redditch magistrates’ court last week (26 March). She was found not guilty of 3 more charges of neglect.

    RSPCA inspectors found 4 dead animals on a site including a pony, sheep, goose and pig. Another pony and sheep were found collapsed and emaciated.


    There was no water on the site and vets decided to remove the remaining animals.

    At the 3-day trial, Squires was also given a community order, ordered to pay £10,000 costs and carry out 200 hours unpaid work.

    RSPCA inspector, Suzi Smith, said: “I am happy with the sentence after what was a long and complicated case. It is a prime example of people taking on too much and not being able to cope.”

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