Lynn and Jennifer, two former Tamaskan breeders who were ousted from the Tamaskan Community two years ago when a lot of their frauds and cover-ups came to light, have finally been charged for heir unethical breeding practices. This is the full story:
Mother and daughter found guilty of unlicensed breeding of dogs
By RCousins_LE | Posted: January 23, 2014
A mother and daughter from Sleaford have been found guilty of the unlicensed breeding of dogs.
Lynn Hardey, 62, and Jennifer Saxby, 30 of Side Bar Lane, Heckington Fen have been unlawfully breeding Tamaskan dogs.
Following complaints from several witnesses about the welfare and concern of the puppies, investigation and the execution of a warrant on the property the North Kesteven District Council proceeded with a prosecution.
A raid at the property took place in January 2013.
The dogs have been sold worldwide, and the case heard from a woman in France who paid more than £1200 for one of the puppies.
If a person and/or business are breeding five or more litters in a 12-month period they require a breeding licence.
However, the District Council will sometimes check-up even if numbers are less than this to ensure the welfare of the animals.
The case, which was heard on Wednesday 22 January and Thursday 23 January at Lincoln Magistrates’ found the two women guilty of keeping a breeding establishment for dogs without a local authority licence.
District Judge John Stobart said: “I do find that this place at the time of this period fulfils the statutory requirement of being a breeding establishment therefore requiring the local authority to be brought in to provide a license to specify and supervise the breeding of dogs on the premises.
“Both of the defendants have dogs and were breeding dogs on these premises and are guilty of the offences.
“By reducing the figure that I award for the costs of the prosecution I am in no way criticising the prosecution I do so because quite simply the defendants couldn’t afford any more.”
Judge Stobart did not think the welfare of the dogs was a concern as evidence heard from the family vet stated the dogs were kept in good health.
Alistair Mitchell who runs Pilgrim Vet Surgery examined the five dogs flagged up by officials during the raid and found four of them to be of a good weight and one to be a little overweight.
No dogs were seized by the RSPCA and no penalty fines given during the raid.
John Gibson, Principle Environmental Officer said: “We are extremely pleased with the outcome of the case.
"When it comes to the welfare of animals we have to be extremely vigilant, animals cannot speak for themselves. What these ladies were doing was far from acceptable in our eyes."
Lynn Hardey was fined £300, had to pay £1000 of costs and a £20 victim surcharge.
Jennifer Saxby was fined £100, ordered to pay £600 of costs and a £20 victim surcharge.
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