A Slough man has been banned from keeping animals indefinitely after discovering he was keeping his dog in ‘unsuitable conditions’.
Ashad Khaliq, Martin Road, Slough, was convicted under the Animal Welfare Act 2006. Concerns over the welfare of his dog, Skrappa, had been raised in 2019 and a property in Upton Court Road was searched on May 22 this year.
Thames Valley Police, along with Slough Borough Council’s Resilience and Enforcement Offices, found the condition the dog was kept in breach of Section 9 of the Animal Welfare Act 2006 – duty of care diligence to ensure well-being. Skrappa lived in “unsuitable conditions” in an “overgrown garden” and was seized by the council following this search.
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On Tuesday March 8, Khaliq was sentenced by Reading Magistrates’ Court and found guilty of the charges against him. He was banned indefinitely from keeping, owning or selling animals and ordered to undertake 250 hours of unpaid work and 10 days of rehabilitation.
Khaliq would have been sentenced earlier but there have been delays due to the Covid pandemic.
Councilor Beni Bains, member responsible for regulation and public protection, said: “Residents will be rightly disgusted with the treatment of this dog as pets are generally considered part of the family. If you can’t keep an animal in the conditions it deserves, you shouldn’t have one as a pet.
“I am pleased the court has issued this ban and hope other owners take note and ensure their pets are properly cared for, with shelter, warmth, food and food. adequate water.”
Skrappa now lives with a loving family who are able to take care of him properly.
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