AN UNLICENSED dog breeder was found guilty of causing unnecessary suffering to 21 dogs at a trial in Aberystwyth Magistrates’ Court this week.
Richard Jones was described by the prosecution as treating the dogs in his care as ‘a licence to print money’.
The court heard that some dogs were found in complete darkness, with one puppy so weakened that it had lost the ability to feed, while 19 of the 21 dogs were suffering from a chronic unidentified skin condition. Bags filled with liquefying dog carcasses were also found in one of the buildings.
Jones, 31, was accused of causing unnecessary suffering to 21 protected animals by failing to act, knowing that this failure would have that effect. He pleaded not guilty to all charges. He also pleaded not guilty to two charges of running an unlicensed dog breeding business, at Y Shed, Gelligwenyn, and Moelfre, near Lampeter.
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