Dogs found in Bow home were “emaciated” as owner is banned from keeping animals

A Bow woman has been banned from keeping animals for 10 years after dogs in her care were described as being “emaciated” by a RSPCA inspector.

Louise Sims, 33, of Saxon Road, was found guilty of causing unnecessary suffering at Thames Magistrate Court on March 9 and was given a nine-month community service order.

A joint operation between Tower Hamlets police, the borough’s animal wardens and the RSPCA led to a warrant being executed at her address on December 14 2010.

Two dogs, described as pit-bull types, were found to not have been cared for adequately and that their diet was not good enough.

Both animals were seized and a third dig, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, was taken from her home on December 22 to prevent further suffering.


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She was arrested on January 28 on five counts of causing unnecessary suffering.

PC Stephen Rodgers, who has worked with the animal wardens’ service since 2009 to target the ownership[ of status and dangerous dogs in the borough, said: “This case and the resulting prosecution is a warning to anyone that keeps prohibited dogs or neglects animals that the police and partners in Tower Hamlets will bring them to justice.”

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