Animal charity founder left pets to suffer in filth

The piles of rubbish in Harland's Harrogate house

The piles of rubbish in Harland's Harrogate house

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The founder of an animal rescue charity has been banned from keeping animals for 10 years after allowing her pet dogs and cats to suffer in filth.

Dorothy Harland of Burnside Road, Harrogate appeared before magistrates in the town yesterday after neglecting her three dogs and four cats.

NARG 1307161AM2 Dorothy Harland pictured in her role at EARS charity in 2013 (1307161AM2)

NARG 1307161AM2 Dorothy Harland pictured in her role at EARS charity in 2013 (1307161AM2)

RSPCA inspectors said the filthy house on Scargill Road, Harrogate, was the worst house they had seen in 20 years of working for the charity, adding that police officers had to use gas masks to enter the property and free the pets trapped inside.

 

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