Mastiff left with untreated tumour


Matt Jones

AN ANGLESEY woman who left her cancer riddled mastiff dog untreated has been given a two year conditional discharge and a ban from keeping animals.

Lisa Gambrel-Jones, of Rhosybol, cannot keep animals for five years and the RSPCA has been awarded £250 costs after a hearing at Anglesey magistrates court.

Magistrates imposed one condition on the ban to allow her son to keep his cat provided the RSPCA had access to the animal at reasonable notice.

RSPCA inspector Andy Broadbent visited the home of the 30-year-old in November after a call from a member of the public and found the female mastiff, who was around four years old, in a very poor condition.

He said: “She was extremely thin and had an, enormous, ulcerated tumour the size of a melon hanging from the skin between her back legs.

“Her breath was laboured and the smell coming from the cancer was really bad.”

Inspector Broadbent took her to a vet who confirmed that the cancer had spread to her lungs and decided to humanely put her to sleep.

He said: “There is no way she could have not been aware that the dog was suffering enormously and she made no attempt whatsoever to get her to a vet.”

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