A WOMAN has been banned from keeping animals for life after she left her cats without adequate food or water for at least four days in a house contaminated with rotting rubbish.
Kalila Denver, 21, of Church Street, Dumfries, was sentenced at Dumfries Sheriff Court on Tuesday (25 October) and fined £320.
She had previously admitted causing her two cats, Toffee and Princess, unnecessary suffering by failing to provide an adequate diet or means of escape from the house.
We were alerted to the cats’ suffering when an anonymous caller reported their cries.
Inspector Janet Proudlock said: “We are delighted Denver has received a life ban as she has demonstrated she is completely unfit to care for animals.
“The poor cats were forced to scavenge from bin bags which were piled up in a bedroom as they hadn’t been left enough food.
“Luckily, we were alerted and were able to rescue the cats and transport them to Dunragit Kennels, where they were cared for before being found loving new homes.