Northumberland man gets decade-long ban from keeping animals

A man has been banned from keeping animals for ten years after failing to get treatment for his injured dog.

By David Sedgwick
Friday, 30th April 2021, 4:57 pm
Bash's infected wound and injury.
Bash's infected wound and injury.

Robert Lashley, 26, of Richardson Street, Ashington has been sentenced at Newcastle Magistrates’ Court after pleading guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to his dog.

The RSPCA inspector who led the investigation said: “I found Bash, a black and tan terrier with an injury to his lower right jaw – it looked sore and in need of veterinary treatment.

"Lashley claimed a friend had taken Bash to receive treatment but there were no such records nor could the veterinary staff remember a dog being brought into the surgery with such injuries.”

Bash, who has found a new loving home.

Police seized Bash and placed him into the RSPCA’s care so he could receive vet treatment.

His infected wound was weeping, swollen and painful. He was given antibiotics before undergoing surgery.

Bash’s wound healed and he has since found a loving new home.

Lashley was also fined £550 and ordered to pay £400 costs.