Woman fined and given ban for animal cruelty
A Worcestershire woman convicted of cruelty to animals has been ordered to pay £11,560 and been banned from keeping pets for 10 years.
Liza Squires, 38, of Bromsgrove, was found guilty of five counts of causing unnecessary suffering to animals.
She was found not guilty of three further neglect charges when she appeared before Redditch magistrates.
RSPCA inspectors found a dead pony, sheep, goose and pig after a call from a member of the public in April 2013.
Another pony and sheep were found collapsed and emaciated, they said, and there was no water provided for the remaining animals.
Squires, of Spencer Walk, was given a two-year community order and told to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work.