Harrogate Magistrates’ Courts give life animal ban to man who neglected donkeys

A man from Leeds has been disqualified from keeping animals for life after being convicted of three offences against two donkeys in his care.

James Garner Smith (D.O.B 04.09.49) of Westfield Avenue, Yeadon was sentenced at Harrogate Magistrates’ Court on Thursday (8 March).

At a previous hearing he was found guilty in his absence of causing unnecessary suffering to two donkeys being kept at a field off West Field Lane, Arkendale, Harrogate by (1.) failing to provide adequate hoof care; (2.) failing to provide proper and necessary lice treatment and (3.) failing to meet their needs by not supplying them with a supply of fresh and clean drinking water.

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