The neighbors reported a large amount of flies outside the house and so 10 weeks later the dog’s decaying remains were discovered. The dog was likely to have suffered a ‘prolonged and painful’ death over the course of six days, Bristol magistrates were told.
Gammon cried hard in the dock as the court heard how Roxy terribly tried to find her way out of the kitchen and the court was told how the dog emptied cupboards of mops and buckets in an attempt to find water.
It was really shocking that piles of tinned dog food were found in Gammon’s corridor, just feet away from where the dog was starving to death. When police entered the house, they found the kitchen door was kept close by a length of rope attached from the handle to hooks in the hallway.
The animal’s rotten corpse was found covered in maggots and a snow shovel had to be used to remove the remains.
Gammon pleaded guilty to cause dreadful suffering to the dog and failing to prevent causing unnecessary suffering to an animal. When she is sentenced on April 9, she has been told to expect for prison.