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‘Hoarder’ who left 100 dogs to suffer in squalid home fined £50,000

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Dogs and Lynn Stoker, 62,
Lynn Stoker acted ‘evasively’ in direction of RSPCA investigators (Picture: RSPCA/SWNS)

A girl who left greater than 100 dogs to suffer in crowded cages and no recent consuming water has been ordered to pay £50,000.

Lynn Stoker, 62, was breeding dogs however struggled to promote them on and ended up with a home filled with animals.

She initially requested for assist re-homing the pets however started behaving ‘evasively’ and ‘aggressively’ so a search warrant was issued in May 2018.

RSPCA inspectors discovered the dogs have been discovered in stunning circumstances at he home in Byrness Village, Northumberland.

During her trial, the court docket heard how two dogs had fractured jaws and lots of had apparent illness signs and have been being saved in crowded cages.

The animals didn’t have recent consuming water and a few animals have been in such a nasty state they wanted to be put down.

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Shocking footage show dogs locked up and horrific condition. See SWNS story SWLEcruelty; Woman has been jailed and fined a staggering ?50,000 after being convicted of cruelty charges against more than 100 animals. Lynn Stoker (62) of Raw House Farm, Byrness, was sentenced at South East Northumberland Magistrates Court in Bedlington on Thursday. Stoker had denied 11 charges of causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal, four counts of failing to ensure an animal?s welfare needs were met and one application for animals to be given to the RSPCA. However, she was found guilty following a four-day trial last month. The RSPCA made an application for more than ?290,000 in costs to be handed over by Stoker. The figure consisted of court costs, housing the animals and veterinary bills. Stoker was ordered to pay ?50,000 costs, as well as a victim surcharge of ?115, to be paid within 12 months.
The dogs have been saved in squalid and cramped cages (Picture: RSPCA/SWNS)
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Shocking footage show dogs locked up and horrific condition. See SWNS story SWLEcruelty; Woman has been jailed and fined a staggering ?50,000 after being convicted of cruelty charges against more than 100 animals. Lynn Stoker (62) of Raw House Farm, Byrness, was sentenced at South East Northumberland Magistrates Court in Bedlington on Thursday. Stoker had denied 11 charges of causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal, four counts of failing to ensure an animal?s welfare needs were met and one application for animals to be given to the RSPCA. However, she was found guilty following a four-day trial last month. The RSPCA made an application for more than ?290,000 in costs to be handed over by Stoker. The figure consisted of court costs, housing the animals and veterinary bills. Stoker was ordered to pay ?50,000 costs, as well as a victim surcharge of ?115, to be paid within 12 months.
Stoker had bred a great deal of dogs however struggled to promote them on afterwards (Picture: RSPCA/SWNS)

Many of the dogs hadn’t had veterinary remedy in years and a few have been ‘at an advanced stage of suffering’, the court docket heard.

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Stewart Haywood, prosecuting, instructed South East Northumberland Magistrates’ Court Stoker had refused to co-operate with the RSPCA.

She accused them of a ‘conspiracy’ to take away the dogs in order to make a revenue for themselves.

Paul Blanchard, defending, mentioned: ‘It’s truthful to say circumstances had bought past my consumer.

‘She has the traits of a hoarder, which is a personality disorder. This wasn’t a deliberate act, it’s a reckless act.

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A woman has denied causing suffering to 107 dogs and six puppies that were found at her home. Lynn Stoker was charged with 16 offences after RSPCA officers became concerned about the welfare of the animals she kept at Raw House Farm, Byrness Village, Northumberland. Lynn Stoker of Byrness, Northumberland, leaves Bedlington Magistrates Court
She was jailed for 21 weeks and instructed to pay £50,000 (Picture: ncjMedia  Ltd)
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Shocking footage show dogs locked up and horrific condition. See SWNS story SWLEcruelty; Woman has been jailed and fined a staggering ?50,000 after being convicted of cruelty charges against more than 100 animals. Lynn Stoker (62) of Raw House Farm, Byrness, was sentenced at South East Northumberland Magistrates Court in Bedlington on Thursday. Stoker had denied 11 charges of causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal, four counts of failing to ensure an animal?s welfare needs were met and one application for animals to be given to the RSPCA. However, she was found guilty following a four-day trial last month. The RSPCA made an application for more than ?290,000 in costs to be handed over by Stoker. The figure consisted of court costs, housing the animals and veterinary bills. Stoker was ordered to pay ?50,000 costs, as well as a victim surcharge of ?115, to be paid within 12 months.
The dogs had no recent consuming water and lots of of them have been illness ridden (Picture: RSPCA/SWNS)

‘She was not dealing with matters as she could have done, she closed her eyes to the reality of the situation.’

Sentencing, District Judge Bernard Begley mentioned Stoker had ‘not a shred of remorse’ and repeatedly denied any fault.

He added: ‘I really can’t discover any redeeming options in your case.’

Stoker was led away in handcuffs after being handed a 21-week jail sentence.

She was additionally disqualified from holding or breeding animals for not less than 15 years.

The decide ordered her to pay £50,000 in prices after an preliminary software from the RSPCA asking for her to pay greater than £290,000.

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