Southall Man Allowed Two Dogs To Starve To Death

Sanjeev Gill banned from keeping animals for five years

German Shepherd Max was found to have starved to death
German Shepherd Max was found to have starved to death


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A 44-year-old man from Southall has been banned from keeping animals for five years after leaving two dogs to starve to death

Sanjeev Gill of Lancaster Road, Southall, was sentenced at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday (26 January) following an RSPCA investigation.

Inspector Mike Beaman, who investigated, was called by colleagues at an RSPCA Animal Hospital on Thursday 28 November, 2019 after Gill had arrived at the London hospital with two dead dogs, a two-year-old male Akita called Cuba and a four-year-old male German Shepherd named Max, who appeared to be emaciated. He claimed that one of the dogs had gone missing the day before and he then discovered the dogs dead in a communal area near his address, so took them to the RSPCA clinic where they were registered.

Cuba was emaciated with lesions and wounds on his body
Cuba was emaciated with lesions and wounds on his body

Mr Beaman said, “Both dogs were extremely emaciated and given the lowest body score possible by the vet who examined them. Cuba was 19.4kg and Max was 19.6kg, way below a healthy weight for these kinds of dogs.”

The court heard how the vet said an average weight for an Akita is 45-59kgs and 30-40kgs for a German Shepherd.

On examination of Max’s body, the vet said in a statement that his coat was very dirty and covered in mud, he didn’t have any obvious skin lesions and he had diarrhoea faeces stuck to his pelvis and hind limbs. Cuba’s coat was also dirty and covered in mud, as well as having lesions on the tips of his ears and a wound on his left thigh.

A post mortem carried out on the dog’s bodies also did not reveal any underlying medical conditions which could have been the cause for their emaciation.

Following the sentencing Mr Beaman said, “This was an incredibly tragic case involving the death of two dogs which could have easily been avoided if they had received the adequate diet they needed.”

Gill was sentenced to a community order for 12 months, with a condition of 160 hours of unpaid work. He was also ordered to pay £1,000 costs, a £90 victim surcharge and was disqualified from keeping all animals for five years.


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February 4, 2021

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