Nursery owner guilty of dog neglect
A pre-school owner has been found guilty of neglecting her dog.
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 today and magistrates are currently preparing to deliver their sentence.
Joan Singleton, owner of Fairview Boarding Kennels, told the trial she received a call on February 16 from someone claiming to have found a stray lurcher-type dog on an industrial... read more
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