Couple banned from keeping animals for five years

Four cats were repeatedly left unattended and advice was ignored despite warnings from the RSPCA. A man and woman from Lowestoft have been disqualified from keeping all animals for five

years following a prosecution brought by the RSPCA. Michael Ian Mark Driver (DOB 12/04/2000) of Raglan Street, Lowestoft pleaded guilty to two animal welfare offences of failing to meet the needs of his two cats Sparkle and Marble, contrary to the Animal Welfare Act 2006. A second person, Bethany Alice Wildman (DOB 08/04/1996) of High Street, Lowestoft also pleaded guilty to two offences of failing to meet the needs of a further two cats called HJ and Shadow. Both were sentenced at Great Yarmouth Magistrates’ Court last week (31 May) where in addition to the five year disqualification from keeping all animals, they were fined £120 and ordered to pay £120 costs each, together with a £34 victim surcharge. Click below to read more.


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