These are the 'appalling' conditions where 54 dogs were forced to live in filthy locked cages in a Lancashire home

The RSPCA has released harrowing pictures of a Morecambe home where 54 dogs were kept locked in small, filthy cages.

Tuesday, 5th November 2019, 2:28 pm
The living room where more than 20 dogs were found stacked in cages. Pic: RSPCA

Kilmany O'Connor, 57, was sentenced to 16 weeks imprisonment at Lancaster Magistrates' Court yesterday (Monday, November 4), suspended for two years after being convicted of animal neglect.

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Environmental Health were called in after concerns were raised about the hygiene of the home in Morecambe. Pic: RSPCA
Social Services were also called to the home due to the filthy and hazardous condition of the home. Pic: RSPCA
Kilmany O'Connor's home was raided under the Animal Welfare Act (2006) on April 9 after concerns were raised about the welfare of her dogs. Pic: RSPCA
Some of the dogs had been cooped up in cages with no space to move and without access to water. Pic: RSPCA
The RSPCA led the criminal investigation into the neglect of the animals. Pic: RSPCA
Dogs stacked in cages had no freedom to move or access water. Pic: RSPCA
Caged dogs were found in nearly every room of the house in Morecambe, with some forced to sit hunched in their own faeces Pic: RSPCA
The 57-year-old has been handed a life time ban on keeping any animal. Pic: RSPCA
The RSPCA described the conditions inside the home as 'appalling'. Pic: RSPCA
Some of the dogs were in extremely poor health, but all survived after being rescued during a raid on the home in April 2019. Pic: RSPCA
"In the twelve years working for the RSPCA I have never seen such appalling conditions", said RSPCA Inspector Morris. Pic: RSPCA
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All the dogs have been treated by vets and placed into the care of the RSPCA. Pic: RSPCA
Some of the dogs were unable to walk due to infected, open sores on their paws. Pic: RSPCA
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"In the twelve years working for the RSPCA I have never seen such mental suffering inflicted upon such defenceless animals", said an inspector. Pic: RSPCA
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The home was raided in April after reports from neighbours concerned for the dogs' welfare. Pic: RSPCA
More than two dozen Spaniels were found inside the home, with many suffering from matted fur and open sores. Pic: RSPCA
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Mable, one of 54 dogs rescued from the home in Morecambe, is enjoying a second chance at life after being re-homed. Pic: RSPCA
Mable at her new home following the rescue. Pic: RSPCA
Mable and her new friend Badgercat. Pic: RSPCA