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Woman starved dog to death


A WOMAN who starved her dog to death has been told she could be disqualified from keeping animals.

Andrea Smiley, 28, admitted neglecting her GSD, Snowy, at her former home in Paisley's Ferguslie Park last year.

It was described by the Scottish SPCA as one of the most distressing cases they had ever had to deal with. An earlier hearing heard how the dog had lost two-thirds of its body weight when its body was found.

Sheriff Kavanagh said that in the circumstances, he would require a psychological and psychiatric assessment in addition to the reports previously ordered.

He said he would have to look at the possibility of disqualifying Smiley from keeping animals when she returned for sentence.