These disturbing images show the hideous conditions inside a putrid puppy farm where faeces coated the walls and floor.Following a raid on site near Chesterfield, Derbyshire, RSPCA officials discovered 25 dogs being kept there.
They were being reared by a father and daughter involved in a shameless money making scheme.Breeders Sansha and Peter Lamb, aged 39 and 70, pleaded guilty to 23 offences at Chesterfield Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday.
The emaciated creatures they kept were covered in waste and urine, riddled with lice, skin lesions, infections and parasites.
Authorities also found a whelping box containing a pug bitch and two puppies who had no access to food or water.District Judge Jonathan Taffe said: ‘The fact is that what was revealed on January 9 when the council, a vet and others went into the premises of Unstone House was frankly a horror story.’
One pug-type bitch was also found decomposing in a dog basket by investigators.Deborah Cartwright, prosecuting, said the puppy farm was raided by council and RSPCA officers on January 9 after complaints from members of the public.
David Gittins, defending Sansha, said his client had previously been a licensed dog breeder without having any problems.
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But the court heard how she suffered from the breakdown of a difficult relationship and began using cocaine.Martin Pizzey, defending Peter, said his client had no commercial interest and only became involved to help his daughter.
Both defendants pleaded guilty to nine counts of failing to ensure the welfare needs of dogs and a further two counts each of causing unnecessary suffering.
The judge told Sansha, who also admitted to breeding dogs without a licence, that she was only being spared jail because of concerns for her children.
She was banned from keeping animals for life and was handed a 16 week sentence, suspended for two years with a 16 week curfew.
Sansha was also told to pay £1,000 costs and a £115 victim’s surcharge.Peter Lamb was banned from keeping dogs for five years and was given a 12 month community order with a 12 week curfew.