Woosehill vet jailed for animal crueltyBy Hugh Fort
July 11, 2012
A vet who repeatedly left injured animals lying in agony in pools of their own urine and faeces has been jailed for 21 weeks and banned from owning or keeping animals.
Awuah Ohene-Gyan, 53, of Battersea in London, was jailed at Reading Magistrates' Court today after he was convicted of four counts of causing unnecessary suffering to animals last month.
The court previously heard how Ohene-Gyan left four animals - three dogs and a cat - in appalling conditions at Woosehill Vets Practice in Emmview Close.
District Judge Lynne Matthews said Ohene-Gyan had let the surgery to become "an appalling shambles" with "filthy kennels and animals lying in their own urine and faeces".
She added he had not put labels on any of the cages housing animals, which made diagnosing and treating them impossible, and found him to be "incapable of interpreting X-rays".
District Judge Matthews said: "The suffering you caused to these animals was prolonged and unnecessary.
"The sentence I can impose for this is a maximum of six months in prison.
"You denied the charges so I cannot offer you a reduction on the grounds of a guilty plea.
"However, I have seen you have, finally, admitted you are to blame."
Ohene-Gyan was sentenced to 21 weeks in prison.