Kirkcaldy pair banned from owning dogs after neglect


A man and woman from Kirkcaldy who neglected three Staffordshire bull terriers have been banned from owning dogs for three years.

Carrie Reid (28) and Joseph Brady (37) of Valley Gardens South in Templehall were sentenced at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court on Monday following an Scottish SPCA investigation.

In addition to the ban, the court also fined them both £200.

At an appearance in August last year, Reid and Brady pled guilty to failing to provide veterinary attention for their three Staffordhshire bull terriers, Opal, Poppy and Tyson, who were all suffering from painful skin conditions.

Commenting on the investigation and court case, Chief Inspector John Chisholm revealed he was pleased with the outcome.

“Opal had the most severe skin complaint,” he explained.

“She had significant areas of hair loss and her skin was red and inflamed over almost her entire body.

He added: “Poppy was bleeding and had some areas of hair loss on her back and limbs.

“Tyson had thinning of the hair on his back and underside, particularly on his rear legs.

He continued: “All three dogs were scratching in an attempt to gain some relief from the pain and discomfort caused by their skin conditions.

“We are pleased Reid and Brady have received a ban and hope they will fully consider their ability to care for any more dogs in the future.”

Chief Inspector Chisholm also confirmed a satisfactory outcome for the dogs.

“Thankfully Opal, Poppy and Tyson all made full recoveries and have since found loving new homes,” he concluded.