A COUPLE have been told they can not keep animals for five years after causing unnecessary suffering to their pet dogs.
Ann Louise Binch (36) and Shane Anthony Leonard Binch (29), of Rosewood Drive, Kirkby, were each charged with three counts of mistreating a German Shepherd and a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, keeping them in a filthy pen full of faeces, and not providing enough food.
They both admitted the charges at Mansfield Magistrates’ Court where they said they had fallen on hard times after Mr Binch had lost his job.
They said their finances only allowed them feed the dogs once every two days.
They were told to pay £100 costs to be taken from their benefits. The dogs have since been removed, treated and are due to be re-homed.