A grandmother in Birmingham, England — well, she’s only 32 — allowed a Rottweiler to starve in her backyard for five years because she was “too scared of it,” according to the Daily Mail. During that time, Emma Spooner spent many of her nights partying in nightclubs.
The dog, named Kane, belonged to her former boyfriend, who left the dog with her when they broke up. Kane lived in the backyard for five years, living amidst his own excrement, surviving on the scraps Spooner threw him.
When she was hauled into court over the matter, the judge slammed her.
“You left this dog to fester in the backyard. This poor animal, for five years, lived in a small space, unloved and mostly neglected,” Judge Graham Wilkinson told her at court. “He goes feral, because he is not getting love and attention. He is left to lie in his own filth. He’s occasionally thrown food and he wastes away.”