Animal ban for 'appalling' cruelty

Warning to irresponsible owners

Police have thanked a charity for its help following a serious case of animal neglect.

It comes as a Douglas man was found guilty of illegally keeping two birds of prey, and mistreating two dogs.

The animals were rescued from 'appalling conditions', reported to be living in a toilet with urine-stained fur and severe malnourishment.

They were cared for by the MSPCA, who say it took around 4 months of washing to remove staining from their coats.

Last week, their owner was fined £4,500 and banned from keeping animals for ten years.

Sergeant Andy Lee from the Isle of Man Constabulary says it sends out a firm warning to unscrupulous owners:

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