BC woman banned from keeping animals after neglecting 18 dogs and cats

Oct 19 2016, 9:02 pm

A Mission, BC senior has been banned from keeping animals, after the BC SPCA seized 18 neglected animals from her property earlier this year.

Faye Delores Parkinson, 75, was found guilty of two counts of animal cruelty and has also been sentenced to three years’ probation.

Eleven Persian and Himalayan cats, five Chihuahua-cross dogs and two Sharpei-mix dogs were found suffering from malnutrition on Parkinson’s property.

The animals were living with untreated eye, ear and skin conditions, heavily matted fur caked with feces and urine, and dental issues, in unsanitary living conditions.

According to BC SPCA chief prevention and enforcement officer Marcie Moriarty, Parkinson had breached conditions of previous convictions of animal cruelty.

“We are extremely happy with this sentence, which will prohibit her from having any involvement with breeding, sales or purchase of animals,” said Moriarty in a release.

Moriarty also says the judge has also allowed for random inspections of Parkinson’s property with two hours’ notice in the future.

“The sentence handed down demonstrates that the justice system will not tolerate those who profit off the suffering of innocent animals,” says Moriarty.

“Given Ms. Parkinson’s age and the length of the ban we are confident that future risk to animals in her care has been addressed.”