Pet owner banned after cat found without food

PUBLISHED: 11:46 16 January 2008 | UPDATED: 21:37 26 October 2009

Stella: Abandoned with nothing to eat for at least two days

Stella: Abandoned with nothing to eat for at least two days

A PET owner, whose cat was abandoned without food for at least two days, has been banned from keeping animals. Kelly Robinson left two-year-old Stella to fend for herself in June last year. A vet told Central Herts Magistrates Court that the black cat s

A PET owner, whose cat was abandoned without food for at least two days, has been banned from keeping animals.

Kelly Robinson left two-year-old Stella to fend for herself in June last year.

A vet told Central Herts Magistrates' Court that the black cat's needs were not met due to a lack of food being provided on a daily basis.

Robinson, 36, of Broadwater Crescent, WGC, pleaded guilty on Monday to failing to meet the welfare needs of a cat and was fined £50, ordered to pay costs of £182 and banned from keeping any animal for two years.

Magistrates commented that, although the case was not particularly bad, they felt Robinson could not currently care for an animal.

Robinson cited personal problems in mitigation.

RSPCA inspector Mel Fisher said: "The Animal Welfare Act enables us to act to remove animals from situations where their needs are not being met.

"This is extremely important as it allows us to prevent suffering from taking place.

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