Mr and Mrs Anderson, of Warrington, Cheshire, remained impassive as the abuse was read out and they were sentenced to 18 weeks in prison, suspended for two years.
They were banned from keeping animals for 10 years.
A 26 week curfew was also imposed from 7pm to 6am.
WARNING THE PICTURES WILL MAKE YOU BOTH ANGRY and SAD!
A couple kept two dogs locked up in a filthy cage hidden behind a sofa for 22 hours a day for two years, leaving them emaciated and unable to walk.
Karen and John Anderson kept two Staffordshire Bull Terriers in such appalling conditions, that the dogs had damaged teeth and were covered in sores and scars from trying to escape the cage.
The court heard how female dog Jet, aged 10, and male dog Tye, aged 12, were shunned by their owners.
Are you disgusted at the decisions made?
Then PLEASE SEND THE PROSECUTOR -
Kevin Worthington a message and tell him these people should be in jail...not out in the community.
PLEASE SEND THE JUDGE -
Bridget Knight a message of your disgust at the Anderson's suspended sentences.
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