3 Wiltshire people who caused ‘unnecessary suffering’ to animals

These people from Wiltshire have been sentenced for causing “unnecessary suffering” to animals.

The offences include inflicting physical violence on a Shetland pony and discarding of four kittens by putting them in a bin.

The offenders, two men and one woman, were sentenced in the past six months.

Jason Paul Chalke

Chalke, 40, of Moyne Close, Devizes admitted causing unnecessary suffering to four kittens by putting them in a bin bag which was then chucked in a communal bin.

The offence dates back to August 17, 2019 and took place in Devizes.

Appearing at Salisbury Magistrates Court in January, Chalke was fined £616 and was ordered to pay a £62 surcharge and £85 in costs.

He was also banned from owning or keeping animals for a period of three years.

Adam Neil Patterson

Patterson, 23, of Burbage, Marlborough admitted causing unnecessary suffering to a Shetland pony named Fred by attempting to train the animal using inappropriate methods, including the infliction of physical violence.

The offence took place between April 13 and April 17 last year in Burbage, Marlborough.

In May, Swindon Magistrates Court imposed a 12-week prison sentence suspended for 18 months.

Patterson was also ordered to pay a £128 surcharge and £300 in costs and was ordered to perform 10 days of Rehabilitation Activity Requirement and 100 hours of unpaid work.

He was banned from keeping all equine species for a period of five years.

Fay Ella Spanswick

Spanswick, 23, of Bath Road, Devizes admitted causing unnecessary suffering to a Shetland pony named Fred by attempting to train the animal using inappropriate methods, including the infliction of physical violence.

The offence took place between April 13 and April 17 last year in Burbage, Marlborough.

In May, Swindon Magistrates Court imposed a 12-week prison sentence suspended for 18 months.

Spanswick was also ordered to pay a £128 surcharge and £300 in costs and was ordered to perform 10 days of Rehabilitation Activity Requirement and 100 hours of unpaid work.

She was banned from keeping all equine species for a period of five years.

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