Woman found with 90 dogs and decomposing puppies in ‘horrendous conditions’ at her home

Julie Newcombe (Image: WalesOnline)

A dog breeder kept the dead bodies of puppies at her residence in addition to subjecting dogs to horrible brutality by depriving them of food and water.

When police went to Julie Newcombe’s Blaenau Gwent home, they discovered that she was housing 90 dogs in “disgusting circumstances” that were polluted with feces and urine.

Officials from the RSCPA described Newcombe’s heinous treatment of the dogs, which included Dachshunds, Labradors, and French Bulldogs, as “among the worst [they] had encountered in 20 years.” Even a dead dog in a van outside and several dead puppies were discovered by the police. Newcombe was found guilty of failing to see that the needs of the animals were addressed despite having denied one violation of the Animal Welfare Act.

District Judge Sophie Toms said she would find it difficult to forget the “disgusting” photos revealed during the trial. The 42-year-old Newcombe has been prohibited from owning dogs for five years.

Gwent Police visited Newcombe’s property on September 1, 2020, when they discovered 90 dogs whose health gave them “great cause for concern,” according to Newport Magistrates Court on Thursday, October 27. When the canines were taken away, 78 of them, according to James Harris, the prosecutor, there was no access to water for the dogs.

78 canines were also discovered to be residing in a “completely unacceptable situation,” according to Mr. Harris. He stated there were “feces all over the place” and that the smell inside the property was described as “extremely horrible.” He also added that several of the dogs needed medical attention in the days after they were taken in by the RSPCA.

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