Woman guilty of not looking after kitten

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A woman from Sandiacre has been found guilty of failing to take care of a paralysed kitten.

Olivia Jade Rockley, 21, from Melton Court, appeared at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court, where she pleaded not guilty to a charge under the Animal Welfare Act, of ensuring sure ginger and white male kitten was free from pain.

She was found guilty by magistrates and made to pay a fine of £165, a victim surcharge of £20 and of costs of £300.

The court heard that Rockley failed to ensure that the needs of the animal were met in that she ‘did not ensure his need to be free from pain, injury, suffering and disease as shown in his paralysis.’