Heartless single mother left her two pet dogs to starve in empty house after she moved out because she had split up with boyfriend
Sheridan Greer, 23, locked her dogs in the kitchen without food or water, she threw Staffordshire Bull terriers out with the rubbish after they died single mother said she struggled to cope after she split with boyfriend. Greer handed 18-week suspended prison sentence and ordered to pay £280.
A heartless single mother threw her two pet dogs out with the rubbish after leaving them to starve in her empty house for four weeks.
Sheridan Greer, 23, locked her young Staffordshire Bull terriers in the kitchen without food or water after moving out of her terrace house in Burnley, Lancashire, following her split with her boyfriend.
Her 12-month-old puppy Patch and 18-month-old pet Duke were forced to scavenge desperately from bin bags and bare cupboards and even attempted to eat empty tin cans and old dish cloths.
Greer admitted causing unnecessary suffering to the dogs and was handed an 18-week suspended prison sentence at Burnley Magistrates Court.
‘Leaving those dogs to starve to death is a heartless and callous thing to do. They would have died a slow and painful death.
‘Seeing those dogs when we first went to the house is an image that will stay with me forever.
‘They had died in the kitchen and then were thrown out like pieces of rubbish. We understand that after she moved out she had actually been coming back to the property but she still let them starve to death.
‘She probably couldn’t cope with looking after the pets but that is no excuse for what she did.’
Greer was unavailable for comment.
One former neighbour said: ‘What she did to those poor animals was a dreadful thing. She should have got a prison sentence.’
Another neighbour said: ‘She’s known as the dog killer around here. My daughter went to the school round the corner with her daughter.
‘They found out what was going on in the house because her daughter wasn’t going to school so the teachers came round.’
‘They looked through the letter box and said there was faeces everywhere and saw some cats. Then the RSPCA turned up with the police and removed the cats who were alive, thank god.
‘They then found the dogs in the dustbin outside. It’s just disgusting.’
Rather than contact the authorities for help with the dogs the single mother simply moved out of her terrace house in Burnley, Lancashire
Greer also left her two pet cats to fend for themselves, but they survived the four-week ordeal
Greer returned to the terrace house on several occasions but did not give her pets any food or water.
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