A starving dog ate his kitty counterpart in the UK home they shared — when their heartless owner moved out, leaving the pets alone until authorities found them 10 days later, according to a new report.
Tiffany Guest, 29, of Kenilworth, Warwickshire, was sentenced Wednesday to 18 weeks behind bars and banned from keeping all animals for 15 years after pleading guilty to three animal welfare charges, according to South West News Service, a British news agency.
Guest callously moved out of her apartment, abandoning Kray, a Staffordshire bull terrier-type dog, and two cats, Reggie and Ronnie, back on May 20, 2017, according to the report.
It wasn’t until May 30 that local police showed up at the home in response to calls from concerned neighbors — finding Kray alive but emaciated, and doomed Reggie, who had starved to death.
Kray only survived because he ate Ronnie after running out of scraps left behind in the garbage bin, officials determined.
Kray was taken to a local animal welfare agency for treatment while authorities launched an investigation.
Guest was tracked to a location near her job, only a mile away from the apartment.
But as soon as she found out that she faced animal welfare charges, she fled the country for Malta, according to the report.
She returned to the UK 13 months ago, where she was arrested by border control agents.
At that time, she was bailed to reappear at another date, and took off once more for Malta.
She reentered the country on Oct. 10 and was held without bail until her case at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court.
“It is incomprehensible to think the suffering these pets must have endured and how terrified they must have been for such a long period of time before the cats died of starvation,” Boris Lasserre, inspector of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, said after the sentencing, according to the report. “It must have been terrible for Kray to watch as the cats died in front of him. There was evidence the pets had scavenged to try and feed themselves as the bin contents were all over the kitchen floor.”
Kray, who was re-named Bobby by local police, has since regained his weight and has a new home.
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