AN ITALIAN Greyhound breeder who ran an unlicensed business from her home has been banned for life by the Kennel Cub.
In November, Susan Thomas (Francole), 57, of Heol y Bryn in Rhdyfelin, Pontypridd, pleaded guilty to several charges at Cardiff Crown Court. She was convicted of running the breeding establishment without a licence, failing to ensure the needs of the dogs were met, engaging in a misleading commercial practice – namely making false statements about her name and address, and contravening regulations by placing advertisement and implying falsely she was not acting as a breeder.
She banned for five years, ordered to complete a 12-month supervision order and told to reduce the number of dogs she kept to four. The court heard that in 2012 she was convicted of failing to register with the council and failing to allow her dogs to exhibit their normal behaviour patterns by keeping them in cages for hours at a time.
The KC’s Disciplinary Sub-Committee considered the matter recently and imposed the following disqualifications: