Lynn Stoker tried to appeal the ruling, but the judge stayed true to the original decision
Lynn Stoker, this is the name of a woman who has become well known on the web for having hurt well 110 animals, including dogs, cats and turtles. It all started in September 2019, when she was sentenced to 21 weeks of imprisonment and accused of causing unnecessary suffering to several animals and failing to guarantee their well-being.
Owned there were several breeds, including Chihuahuas, Shih Tzu crossbreeds, King Charles Spaniel, Terrier crossbreeds, Poodles and Bulldogs. There were so many of them that only a few of them had names.
This is how the owner of the RSPCA shelter begins to tell Heidi Cleaver.
Initially the volunteers were called by a neighbor, for a complaint about a cat with a sick eye. Certainly the boys did not expect, once they entered the house, to find 110 animals in truly aberrant conditions.
I video shot by rescuers and then sent to the police, they show rooms full of animals in the wild and small overcrowded cages, without food, without water and full of needs.
All the animals suffered and most of them enjoyed extremely poor health conditions. They didn’t even have access to a drop of water.
After the due investigations, the boys found that in 2017 Lynn Stoker was offered free care, vaccinations, sterilizations and health checks.
11 dogs They were kidnapped from his home, but after only 5 months the situation returned to the same. This time things would have turned out differently and volunteers decided to alert the authorities.
We spent the whole day, waiting for the police, to fill and refill the bowls of water. They were all dying of thirst.
The allegations against Lynn Stoker
After a trial, Lynn Stoker was declared guilty of 15 offenses against animal welfare and was sentenced to 21 weeks of imprisonment. The court also ruled that he will no longer be able to have other animals for the rest of his life and will have to pay a fine of approx 69 thousand dollars.
This year, last June, the woman presented appeal against the sentence. After the two-week hearing in Newcastle Crown Court, the judge remained true to the original decision. Not only that, to the delight of all animal pets, Lynn Stoker will also have to pay another 52 thousand dollars.
We are happy, because he will no longer be able to have an animal at home for the rest of his life and this year’s sentence cannot be challenged for the next 15 years.
Due to his appeal, we could not find a home for the dogs who were still with us in the kennels. But now that the case is over, we are happy to be able to continue to find a family for each of them.