A poor German Shepherd only weighed 16.5 pounds when she was rescued – Queenie was starved to death. The starved dog was owned by a couple, Sara and Richard Loche. 46-year-old Richard himself held prison records for causing cases of animal neglect, as a ten-year ban on pet ownership and 1 year’s worth of community service were placed on him.
And now, his 37-year-old wife Sara is convicted by the Grimsby Magistrates’ Court for neglecting this poor German Shepherd.
RSPCA inspector Stuart Wainright was shocked at how skinny Queenie was. She did not make it at the veterinarian’s, thus the vets had no choice but to put her to sleep in order to end her suffering. Sara Loche remains defensive, claiming that she did not notice that Queenie was being starved to death.
Owner also added that she was extremely religious in feeding her pet, as the dog consumes more than 2 meals per day. Queenie’s weight also fluctuates “a lot”, she said.
A necropsy report showed that Queenie’s starvation was intentionally caused.