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Gainsborough mum-of-five banned from owning animals after dog's death

By Lincolnshire Echo  |  Posted: September 11, 2012

Two-year ban: Tara Jakes

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A mum-of-five whose dog died after swallowing a string food net has been banned from owning animals for two years.

The RSPCA found German Shepherd-cross Marley's emaciated body at Tara Jakes' address in Theaker Avenue, Gainsborough.

Lincoln Magistrates' Court heard death was probably due to loss of fluid caused by vomiting because the small intestine was blocked for two-to-three days.

Jakes, 39, admitted unnecessary suffering by failing to seek veterinary care between February 17 and 24.

Jakes was fined £75 with £100 costs and a £15 surcharge. Her ban prevents her from owning, keeping or participating in keeping animals.

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  • a_nonni_mouse  |  September 27 2012, 11:03AM

    This story makes me sick! I bet she's trotted out the phrase.. " I'm on benefit so I couldn't afford the vet fees!' Lady, if you can't afford to care for your pet in sickness and in health, then DON'T HAVE A DOG! Anyway, a Mum of five would be on at least £330 per week Child Tax Credit, £72 Child Benefit even if she goes to work and pays tax like the rest of us! If she's on benefit with her rent and council tax paid as well, you can guarantee that she pockets at least £600 a week off the state! Maybe Social Services ought to have a visit too as it's a well known fact that murderers and child abusers often begin by abusing animals! Some responsibility in this case ought to lie with the breeders and Sellers of pet animals too... Maybe if proper checks had been done at point of sale into whether this family were capable of caring for a dog as a LIFELONG COMMITMENT then maybe this tragedy would never had occurred... Hope your conscience makes you're existence miserable for the rest of your life! Murderer!

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  • IT_MAN  |  September 12 2012, 11:34PM

    I tried to compare this punnishment with the one of guy dropping chip wrapper in street which never caused any suffering, the fines should have been in reverse.

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  • yogi71  |  September 11 2012, 7:10PM

    The reason this women chose not to feed her dog is obvious- she was too busy stuffing her own fat face. Disgusting totally disgusting, she should have gone to prison or even better get her on a tread mill to run a thousand miles without water.. that would teach her

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  • yogi71  |  September 11 2012, 7:04PM


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  • AJ_Phillips  |  September 11 2012, 4:25PM

    What a useless and utterly disgusting Woman!

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  • Fraggz  |  September 11 2012, 1:58PM

    Lets just hope the ban is for life, worthless human being.

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  • Fraggz  |  September 11 2012, 1:56PM

    Lets just hope the ban is for life, worthless human being!!!

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