A MOTHER of four has been banned from owning animals and fined by magistrates after four dogs were found living in filthy conditions.

Kelly Davis had kept a red female Lurcher called Bella, a white and black speckled male Lurcher called Danny Zuko, a female Spaniel called Sally and a Golden Labrador puppy called Libby, living under faeces covered rags and blankets.

Slough Borough council was tipped off that the dogs, some of which were also chained up, were constantly barking and whining and were locked in an outdoor wooden kennel.

Officers went to the the home in Moreland Avenue, Colnbrook in August 2018 and took the dogs into the council’s care a few weeks later.

Kelly Davis, 38, admitted three separate offences under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 when she appeared at Reading Magistrates’ Court.

The council’s resilience and enforcement team had worked with the defendant on four separate occasions with other dogs and ferrets that were in her care which were removed after warrants were obtained by the council.

District Judge Davinder Lachhar said: “You have four children all under 18 years of age and also had four dogs, which means you had too many things to deal with.

“In addition, there is a history of complaints involving other animals and you have received advice and guidance in the past from the council regarding what you needed to do to meet the required standards of care.”

She was fined a total of £300 and ordered to pay costs of £250 and a victim surcharge of £30.

She was disqualified from keeping animals for two years.

Linda Corcoran, Resilience and Enforcement Team Leader for Place and Development, said: “We’ve tried to engage and educate Kelly Davis over the years, with improvement notices being served under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 and then we received more complaints in August 2018.

“We executed an entry warrant and there was evidence that she had failed to meet the needs of the animals."

"All four dogs have been successfully rehomed.”