Dog owner 'disgusted' by conditions at vet'sBy Laura Herbert
June 13, 2012
A dog owner who left his pet with a veterinary surgeon convicted of causing unnecessary suffering to animals told a court of the “disgusting” conditions he found his dog in.
Kevyan Atarinejad's dog Maisy was admitted to Woosehill Vets practice in Emmview Close, Wokingham.
Practice owner Awuah Ohene-Gyan had denied four counts of causing unnecessary suffering to animals.
Giving evidence during the two-day trial at Reading Magistrates' Court this morning Mr Atarinejad said: "I was horrified by what I saw when I was in there.
"The cage was no taller than Maisy herself, it was a small cage for a big dog.
"The mess I found my dog in, I couldn't believe my eyes. Her coat was matted in her own sick and mess and wee.
"She could move in the cage but if she wanted to turn around there wasn't enough width for her to do that."
Mr Atarinejad told the court the practice receptionist phoned him in the morning of Saturday, October 2, last year, to come and see Maisy.
He explained he met Ohene-Gyan who said he was waiting for a colleague to arrive the next day to perform a biopsy on the dog.
Mr Atarinejad and his wife returned to the practice later that day to check on their pet.
"It was disgusting. The drip was totally empty and inside the cage was sick and urine," Mr Atarinejad told the court.
"He said Maisy had been sick again and he had done another x-ray and maybe it was best for us to put her to sleep. I said that was a huge turn around from the conversation we had before."
Maisy was put down on Sunday, October 3. The court heard at the time of her death she was suffering from chronic renal failure.