Wigan woman accused of cruelty to a pet rabbit and dog

A Wigan woman has been accused of neglecting a pet rabbit and dog.
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Sarah Murgatroyd, 45, of Broom Road in Worsley Hall, stood before Manchester and Salford justices charged with causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal, namely a black Netherland dwarf rabbit called Noah by failing to investigate and address the cause of its poor bodily condition and ill health between April 13 and 27 last year.

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She is further charged that on that latter date she did not provide any or adequate parasitic control leading to alopecia and flea infestation in a dog called Teddy.

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The defendant is being prosecuted under the 2006 Animal Welfare Act and has yet to enter any pleas.

Murgatroyd was released by the bench on unconditional bail pending a further appearance at Wigan and Leigh Magistrates’ Court on April 20.