A woman whose animals were abandoned and starved in her home has pleaded guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to her pets after they ate a dead animal.
Leann McConnell admitted to leaving a tabby cat which she had called "Fat S***" with another cat and dog in a home in Norris Green, Liverpool, for a few weeks.
The animals had been left without enough food and water, and McConnell appeared before Liverpool Magistrate's Court and admitted to multiple counts of animal neglect.
Peter Mitchell, prosecuting for the RSPCA, says that McConnell left the animals in late October last year and they weren't discovered until a month later.
Because of hunger, the surviving white cat Tilly and a terrier called Chunk ate portions of a cat referred to in court as "Fat S***".
Mitchell said: "The cat died during that particular time and has been eaten because there was no other food to eat for the other animals."
He added that inspectors found the body partially eaten and described photos of the animal, which were not shown at the court case that day, as "gruesome".
McConnell spoke to confirm her personal details and then pleaded guilty to three counts of causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal.
Toni Moran, defending, said that McConnell suffered from significant mental health issues and requested the ordering of a pre-sentence report.
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Moran said inspectors did reference some dry food in the home McConnell was living in at time of the offences but said this may prove of minimal importance to the case.
Referencing her mental health issues, magistrates sent McConnell's case to the Complex Case Court at Sefton Magistrates' Court, Liverpool Echo reports.
McConnell, now of no fixed abode, will be sentenced at Sefton Magistrates' Court next month, after pleading guilty to three counts of causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal.
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