A man has admitted a string of charges relating to causing unnecessary suffering to his pet cats.
Peter McSalley, of Tennyson Road, Ribbleton, Preston, appeared before Preston Magistrates Court after the RSPCA launched a prosecution against him.
It followed the discovery of several cats in the 64-year-old’s home that needed veterinary treatment for wounds and a flea infestation.
He admitted between August and September he caused unnecessary suffering to a ginger male cat and a tortoiseshell female cat, by a failure to provide proper vet care for lesions.
Between the same dates he admits causing unnecessary suffering to the same ginger male cat and a second tortoiseshell female cat by a failure to provide proper and necessary treatment for their flea infestation.
He also pleaded guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to a female tortoiseshell cat and a second ginger male cat by failing to obtain treatment for dental disease, and to another similar count to obtain treatment for two tortoiseshell cats suffering an upper respiratory tract infection and showing signs of cat flu.
The RSPCA prosecuted McSalley over another count relating to a period between March and September when he admitted failing to provide vet treatment for a ginger cat’s leg wound - which was down to the bone - and a count of failing to take reasonable steps to ensure the same cat was protected from pain, suffering, injury or disease.
McSalley was given conditional bail not to have any animals in his possession and the case was adjourned until December 11 for a pre sentence report to be prepared before he is sentenced.