Bradford puppy farm dumped dead puppies in wheelbarrow – BBC News

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Image caption John Wilcock and Bernadette Nunney were sentenced at Leeds Magistrates’ Court

A puppy farm selling dogs for 300 was hindering the animals in squalor and dumping dead ones in a wheelbarrow, a court has heard.

Bernadette Nunney and John Wilcock advertised their puppies as being raised in their own families home.

But the dogs were severely malnourished and malady from being kept in their own excrement with no nutrient at a Bradford farm.

Nunney and Wilcock “ve been given” 20 -week postponed prison sentences and prohibited from hindering dogs for life.

Customers complained to the RSPCA after several of the puppies expired eras after being bought.

The charity and police confiscated 43 dogs when they attacked “the farmers ” on Tyersal Lane last September.

The RSPCA filmed the approaches and have also secreted images of the dead puppies in a wheelbarrow( pictured below ), which some people might find distressing.

One of the dogs in the accumulation of carcasses was actually alive but afterward died as a result of the parvovirus upchuck bug.

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Image caption The test was shown RSPCA footage of the puppies at “the farmers ”

RSPCA inspector Emma Ellis said: “What I saw the working day will stay with me forever.

“The sight of the live puppy lay within the accumulation of dead puppies was heartbreaking. There was nothing we could do to save her.

“The way those puppies were left to die illustrates how these people simply understand them as commodities which I find totally unacceptable.

“Dozens of dogs were being kept at the address in stables and kennel blockings.

“Many “havent had” nutrient , no ocean , no bedclothe, and all of them were living in their own filth.”

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Image caption The RSPCA said one of the dogs in a barrow of forms was still alive

Nunney, 25, of Tyersal Lane, is guilty of six commissions while Wilcock, 36, of Sticker Lane, Bradford, admitted five inhumanity offences on the opening day of their test at Leeds Magistrates’ Court.

Magistrates learnt Nunney guilty of four commissions of effecting pointless endure to a kept swine and two of failing to ensure the needs of animals for which she was responsible.

Both were sentenced to 20 weeks in prison suspended for 18 months and were each prohibited from hindering dogs for life.

Nunney was handed a 12 week curfew ordering, ordered to complete a 15 -day rehabilitation activity and ordered to pay 500 in costs.

Wilcock was ordered to complete 200 hours of unpaid drive and a 20 -day rehabilitation activity. He was also ordered to pay 100 in costs.

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