Thirty-one cats were found locked up in “appalling” conditions at Judy Shaw and Peter Hardy’s Unstone paddocks – including a static caravan covered in a deep layer of mould-covered faeces.
While 28 horses were found standing on deep faeces in makeshift wooden pens – some with mobility issues due to deformed hooves.
The couple, from Dorset Close, Brimington, admitted 21 Animal Welfare Act charges and were fined £1,200 each.
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1. ANIMAL CRUELTY
The RSPCA has released images of the "dreadful conditions" horses and cats were kept in at Judy Shaw and Peter Hardy's paddocks
2. ANIMAL CRUELTY
Shaw and Hardy were banned from keeping animals for 10 years
3. ANIMAL CRUELTY
Horses and ponies were found a very poor condition - some were underweight and others had deformed and curled hooves and struggled to walk
4. ANIMAL CRUELTY
Horses were found in makeshift areas full of faeces and rubbish including the skull of a pony and other animal bones. An RSPCA representative described pens as "unsafe" - comprising of a number of gates and pallets tied together with string "holding in approximately four feet of faeces so the ponies towered above me"