Abandoned puppies named after Harry Potter characters find their forever homes | Nature | News
Ginny, Hermione, Deloris and Luna were all named after characters from the film and book series, as was the protagonist of The Boy Who Lived. RSPCA inspector Naomi Norris found the pups on a cold floor with no litter, no light and no ventilation, along with seven other adult dogs.
She said, “We found four six-week-old puppies in a closet under the stairs in the hallway. I could see their ribs and spine and the vet said they had to come out as soon as possible.”
The eleven dogs were then confiscated by the police and taken into the care of the RSPCA. Unfortunately, not all of them were re-housed, as one was even put to sleep.
During her inspection of a property in Merseyside, Naomi found a large, beige dog in a small cage in a lounge with no bedding, food or water.
Another dog was spotted with a shock collar and a swollen untreated wound on his leg, while some of the other canines had docked tails and clipped ears.
Diosa, now called Callie, and glasses, now Lola, were more nervous and suspicious of people, possibly because of their cropped ears and cropped tails.
Whereas Aries, now called Acer, and Winter, now called Roxy, were more confident.
The dog’s previous owner, James Joseph Haydon of Wirral, Liverpool, has now been banned from keeping animals after failing to create clean and safe conditions.
Haydon appeared before Liverpool Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, August 12, for failure to meet the requirements of the Animal Welfare Act 2006.
The 22-year-old had previously pleaded guilty to two crimes following the same act in January this year.
Haydon was sentenced to 12 weeks in prison, suspended for 12 months, and given 30 days of rehabilitation activities and thinking skills.
He was also fined £ 250 in costs and banned from keeping all animals for five years.
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