Cumbria nursery owner jailed after being found guilty of dog neglect
Marie Elizabeth Staniforth, who owns Acorns Pre-School in Cleator Moor, appeared before magistrates in a two-day trial, accused of causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal between January and February this year.
Staniforth, 32, denied the charge, but was found guilty.
West Cumbria magistrates gave her an 126-day sentence, banned her for life from keeping an animal and ordered her to pay a £281.70 donation to the RSPCA and an £80 surcharge.
Staniforth can appeal the ban after 10 years.
Joan Singleton, owner of Fairview Boarding Kennels, told the trial she received a call on... read more
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