A trial date has been set for a businessman charged with neglecting dozens of animals at an alleged canine breeding farm in Perthshire.
Daanyall Chowdhury, who runs a safety agency in Manchester, is accused of failing to get correct therapy for canines and cats at South Cairnies Farm Cottage, close to Glenalmond and inflicting them psychological misery and pointless struggling.
The 28-year-old appeared at Perth Sheriff Court in Could and denied all expenses.
The case known as once more on this week and a trial date beforehand set for subsequent month, was rescheduled for November.
Chowdhury, whose handle was given as Meldon Street, Manchester, didn’t seem in court docket for the newest listening to.
Animal welfare operation
The court docket beforehand heard 65 canines have been seized from the farm in October as a part of an operation involving the Scottish SPCA.
Fiscal depute David Currie stated a few of the canines have been pregnant and had since given start, bringing the entire variety of animals to greater than 100.
Chowdhury faces allegations he uncovered animals to unfastened electrical cables and unhygienic circumstances and failed to supply them with satisfactory air flow, gentle and water.
He has been handed an interim ban on maintaining, dealing or transporting any animals “excluding any incidental contact” he might have as a part of his employment.
It’s alleged that, as an individual liable for animals, by act or omission he induced them pointless struggling by failing to supply satisfactory care or therapy and failing to get veterinary recommendation or therapy for well being circumstances.
In line with court docket papers, the animals concerned included a black and tan German Shepherd named Sophie – often known as Stacy – which had power pores and skin illness, wounds between her toes, hair loss and overgrown nails.
It’s additional alleged one other canine in his care, a feminine Spanish Mastiff-type canine known as Dolly, suffered from dermatitis, eczema, an contaminated wound, hair loss and a matted coat.
Chowdhury can also be accused of failing to get correct therapy for a Bengal cat known as Bella or T, which had eye circumstances, respiratory issues and neurological illness together with extreme ataxia.
It has since died, court docket papers state.
It’s alleged six canines – Vixen, Sky, Sheba, Simba, Lexi and Kilo – suffered orthopaedic circumstances together with levels of dysplasia and canines Vixen, Holland, Flame and Property had ear circumstances.
Six canines – named in court docket paperwork as Flame, Kilo, Nancy, Coco, Roxy and Diago – suffered dental illnesses, comparable to fractured enamel, it’s alleged.
Chowdhury is additional accused of failing to deal with 16 cats, together with one which has died, which had ear mite infestations and conjunctivitis.
‘Struggling and misery’
The lengthiest cost he faces states between June 24, 2019 and October 28, 2020, he didn’t take such steps as have been cheap within the circumstances to make sure the wants of 33 canines, 17 puppies and 15 cats have been met, by failing to supply them with an satisfactory setting.
It’s alleged he uncovered the animals to waste, unfastened and uncovered electrical cables and backyard particles hazards and failed to supply them with satisfactory resting areas, dry bedding and satisfactory shelter from the weather.
Prosecutors accuse Chowdhury of failing to supply a few of the animals with satisfactory air flow, gentle, hydration, diet.
A number of animals weren’t correctly segregated, it’s claimed.
Chowdhury is accused of failing to permit them to “exhibit regular behaviour patterns” or present them with an hygienic setting.
It’s claimed he failed to guard quite a few the animals from illness, comparable to zootonic pathogens, different well being circumstances and struggling together with psychological misery.
It’s alleged by prosecutors, between June 24 and October 28, final yr, Chowdhury stored a breeding institution for canines on the farm which was not correctly licensed.