• Taranaki dog cruelty case one of the most severe witnessed by SPCA

    11 monthes ago - By Topix

    A New Plymouth dog owner who kept two malnourished dogs inside a fetid-smelling house without proper care for a year has been banned from owning dogs for five years. Tansley Morere Ratapu, 47, appeared for sentencing in the New Plymouth District Court on Friday on two charges under the Animal Welfare Act 1999 of failing to ensure an animal received treatment, and failing to ensure the physical health and welfare needs of two dogs were met.
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