A pet shelter owner hide six starving dogs and a cat in a freezer. She has been sent to jail for seven months.
The accused, Zara Brown, 29, was supposed to be looking after the animals at Ayrshire Ark dog shelter in Patna, Scotland.
But instead of taking care of them, she left them to be in their own dirt, due to which they become malnourished and died.
Some of the dogs even had infections and other health problems.
Brown was supposed to be looking after the animals at Ayrshire Ark dog shelter in Patna, Scotland.
The pet shelter owner hails from Patna, has been jailed for more than half a year at Ayr Sheriff Court.
While sentencing her, Janice Grant, 44, a dog owner lunged at Brown as she stood in the dock.
She reportedly travelled 400 miles to see Brown’s sentencing, shouted: ‘Oh my God, Bruce!’.
The dogs were found malnourished and infected at the shelter (Picture: Scottish SPCA)
One dog owner’s terrier was found dead at the shelter during the Scottish SPCA raid. (Picture: Scottish SPCA)
Bruce, her pet bull was found dead at the shelter during a Scottish SPCA raid.
The campaigners also at the trial branded Brown a real-life Cruella de Vill, a fictional character who subjected 101 Dalmatians to cruel conditions.
One told The Scottish Sun: ‘Just like the film character she has no compassion for animals and the way she treats them is just evil.
Brown was branded a real-life Cruella de Vill (Picture: Scottish SPCA)
An SPCA inspector called the conditions in which the dogs were forced to live ‘woefully inadequate’ (Picture: Ayrshire Ark Missing Dogs)
‘She should be banned from ever keeping pets or running a rescue again.’
Speaking after the trial, Scottish SPCA Inspector Leanne McPake said: ‘The conditions in which the dogs were forced to live were woefully inadequate.
‘There was an overpowering stench as all the floors were covered in dog faeces and urine, and there was debris strewn in some of the rooms creating more hazardous and unacceptable conditions.
‘On arrival we found nine dogs in various rooms tethered or caged, one dog was found dead and six others were discovered in a freezer.’