Preschool owner faces dog neglect trial
A preschool owner has gone on trial accused of neglecting her dog.
Marie Elizabeth Staniforth, who owns Acorns Pre School in Cleator Moor, appeared before magistrates in Workington yesterday accused of causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal between January and February this year.
Staniforth, 32, denies the charge.
Joan Singleton, owner of Fairview Boarding Kennels, told the court she received a call on February 16 from someone claiming to have found a stray lurcher-type dog on an industrial estate in Cleator Moor.
The court heard the woman had given Staniforth's mobile phone... read more
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