Man charged with neglecting dogs

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A PENSIONER has been accused of neglecting 12 dogs.

Peter Hudson, 76, is charged with failing to take reasonable steps to cater for the needs of a dozen dogs, including collies, a lurcher and Staffordshire bull terrier.

Hudson, of Greenhill Road, Wakefield, was at Wakefield Magistrates’ Court yesterday where his case was adjourned until next month.

The pensioner faces two neglect charges which feature 12 named dogs and involve a location in Ferry Lane, Stanley between November, 2011 and January.

Dogs named in the charges are Cassis, a female cross breed, Alfie the lurcher, Cassie the Staffordshire bull terrier, Gypsy and Boby, cross breeds, Sheba and Patch, who are collies, and Bruno, a Rottweiler cross breed.

In addition Hudson faces a charge of causing unnecessary suffering to an elderly male collie dog called Patch. It’s alleged he failed to seek appropriate professional veterinary care to deal with chronic arthritis.

Hudson’s case was dealt with under the court clerk’s delegated powers. He did not appear in the dock or enter a plea.