Dog ate cat after owner moved out and left them to starve to death


Kray pictured after he was rescued – he scavenged the bins for rubbish before eating one of the cats (Picture: SWNS)

A woman has been jailed after she abandoned her dog and two cats when she moved out of her flat.

Tiffany Guest, 29, locked cats Reggie and Ronnie and dog Kray in the flat in Kenilworth, Warwickshire.

When police broke in they discovered that Kray had eaten Ronnie after running out of food he scavenged from the bin.

He was taken into the care of the RSPCA on May 30, 2017, and yesterday Guest was given an 18-week prison sentence.

Guest was tracked down to her place of work, just a mile away from the flat, but she fled to Malta in a bid to avoid justice.

This was the scene that greeted police when they broke into the home (Picture: SWNS)

The cats Ronnie and Reggie died as a result of starvation (Picture: SWNS)

She returned to the UK last year and was arrested at the border.

She appeared before magistrates but after being granted bail she fled to Malta again and was re-arrested when she came back to the UK on October 10.

This time she was remanded in custody until her court hearing at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court.

As well as the prison sentence she was banned from keeping animals for 15 years.

The RSPCA released pictures of Kray’s emaciated body and Reggie’s remains.


RSPCA Inspector Boris Lasserre said after the case: ‘It is incomprehensible to think the suffering these pets must have endured and how terrified they must have been for such a long period of time before the cats died of starvation.

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Kray was taken in by the RSPCA after he was rescued in May 2017 (Picture: SWNS)

Kray was skin and bones when he was discovered in the flat (Picture: SWNS)

‘It must have been terrible for Kray to watch as the cats died in front of him.

‘There was evidence the pets had scavenged to try and feed themselves as the bin contents were all over the kitchen floor.

‘Just 14 days later, by being fed properly in RSPCA care he made an amazing recovery with a significant increase in weight.

‘Warwickshire Police officers did an amazing job in finding Kray, who they renamed Bobby, just in time as he would not have survived much longer.

‘He is a lovely gentle dog and made a remarkable recovery in RSPCA care and has now been re-homed.’

Guest was also ordered to pay £250 costs and a £122 victim surcharge.

This is how he looked after just two weeks of care – much healthier and returning to a normal weight (Picture: SWNS)

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