Grimsby woman banned from keeping animals for 10 years after kittens died from severe flea infestation
A Grimsby woman has been banned from keeping animals for a decade after three of her kittens died as a result of a severe flea infestation.
She was one of many offenders to appear at Grimsby Magistrates’ Court in recent days, along with criminals failing to comply with court orders, including breaching domestic violence protection and restraining orders.
Magistrates also dealt with a man who dropped a cigarette butt in the street, and a woman who failed to provide details for council tax purposes.
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Here are eight criminals to appear before magistrates in Grimsby in the last week.
Kerri Dunstan, 35, of Anderson Street, Grimsby indicated a plea of guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to three kittens by a failure to act, namely by failing to provide adequate or any parasitic control. This led to the kittens becoming anaemic, which then led to the animals’ deaths.
She also pleaded guilty to failing to take reasonable steps to ensure the needs of the animals were met, namely by failing to provide any or adequate parasitic control, to investigate and address the cause of the kittens’ poor bodily condition and to failing to take any steps to resolve any severe flea infestation affecting the animals.
She was disqualified from keeping animals for ten years and was handed a 16-week prison sentence, suspended for 12 months. She was ordered to pay costs of £500 and a victim services surcharge of £154. One adult cat has also been surrendered to the RSPCA.
Carl Jarrold, 35, of Padstow Walk, Westcliffe was handed an eight-week prison sentence, suspended for 18 months, after breaching a restraining order he was given after a previous conviction of harassment. He admitted to the offence.
Giani Gorgovan, 52, of Highfield Avenue, Immingham admitted to breaching a domestic violence protection order after he was found sleeping inside a property which he was not allowed to enter as per the order. He was fined £200 and ordered to pay costs of £65.
John Williamson, 45, of Rutland Street, Grimsby pleaded guilty to dropping a cigarette end on Victoria Street and leaving it there. He was ordered to pay costs of £100, fined £40 and ordered to pay a victim services surcharge of £20.
George Lee, 28, of Connaught Avenue, Grimsby appeared in court to extend the operational period of an unpaid work requirement due to uncompleted work. He was handed the community requirement and fined £500 in October 2020 for driving over the limit.
Donah Hammond, 42, of Torksey Drive, Grimsby had her 12-month suspended sentence for a previous offence of assault extended to 18 months after failing, without reasonable excuse, to comply with the community requirement of a suspended sentence order by failing to attend visits with her probation officer, which she admitted to.
Beverley Collins, 53, of Ravenspurn Way, Grimsby was found guilty of failing, without reasonable excuse, to supply income and employment details for Council Tax purposes. She was fined £100, ordered to pay costs of £200 and a £40 victim services surcharge.
Thomas Sciacca, 34, of Stallingborough Road, Immingham admitted to failing, without reasonable excuse, to comply with the requirements of a previous community order, which he was handed for one count of harassment and one count of assault by beating.