Inside the home of a woman who lives with the decomposing remains of dogs and mutilated cats

Distressing warning images: Amy Yule, 31, has been banned from keeping animals indefinitely and given a 12-week prison sentence, suspended for 24 months after RSPCA officers found decomposing pets in her home.

Amy Yule, 31, was living in ‘disgusting misery’ (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA)

A WOMAN who was living in “disgusting squalor” with the badly decomposed remains of cats and dogs has been banned from keeping animals indefinitely.

RSPCA officers had to wear face masks to combat the overwhelming smell of rubbish and faeces at the East Lancashire home where Amy Yule lived with eight hungry dogs and a cat. The property in Todmorden Road, Bacup, was filled with rubbish and debris, with worms crawling on the surfaces in the kitchen, there was limited space for walking, and the rooms were so full of junk that they were completely inaccessible.




A cat and eight dogs – a mix of terriers and cross-breeds that were all matted and underweight – were rescued from the home by the RSPCA. Some were so frightened that they had to be carried to waiting vehicles. The dismembered remains of the cats and five badly decomposed dogs were later found by contractors called in to clean up the filthy property. Following a trial by the RSPCA, Youll was banned from keeping all animals for an indefinite period following his sentencing hearing at Manchester Magistrates Court.

The property was so full of trash and debris that worms were crawling on the surfaces in the kitchen(Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA)
All of the dogs were anemic and extremely thin, with prominent spines, hips, and ribs(Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA)

She was also sentenced to 12 weeks in prison, suspended for 24 months. The 31-year-old denied three animal welfare offences, but was found guilty at a trial in her absence last October, LancashireLive reports. Magistrates heard how RSPCA inspectors found the eight dogs and an escaped cat in the house in September 2021. The decomposed remains of a pet rodent were also found in a cage in an upstairs bedroom. Giving evidence to the court, one of the officers, Inspector Will Lamping, said: “The property was terrible, rubbish and debris were strewn everywhere. I struggled to walk through the house as there was rubbish and rubbish everywhere.”

“There was old dog feces all over the floors and surfaces, including the kitchen countertops. In some areas, especially upstairs and on the stairs, the feces was so thick that it covered the entire floor, forcing the person to walk across it.” “. The smell of urine and garbage in the house was terrible and often overpowering. On a table in one of the rooms I found a large number of worms. I could not see any food, water or clean resting area available anywhere in the house for the animals.”

All of the dogs were anemic and extremely thin, with prominent spines, hips, and ribs. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) said they smelt strongly of urine and faeces, which stuck to the fur, pads and long, enlarged claws of many of them. Live fleas were visible, including on a black and white cat called Mortimer, and several dogs were frightened and had to be carried into RSPCA inspectors’ lorries. There was no fresh drinking water for any of them on the property.

The vet who examined the animals gave six of them — including Caitlin, a black-and-white cocker spaniel — a body score of no more than 1 or 1.5 out of 5. He said it was reasonable to conclude, in the absence of any underlying medical condition, that they all had They starved to death.

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