Man worried about his wife left animals to die

AN Oxford man has pleaded guilty to neglect after leaving five baby rabbits to die.

Graham Dunn, of Church Hill Road, Cowley, appeared at Oxford Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

An RSPCA officer who attended the scene said the dead animals looked like “empty furry pencil cases”.

Mr Dunn, 50, also pleaded guilty to neglect of two guinea pigs, two adult rabbits, and a tabby cat. The offences happened in October and November last year.

Concerned neighbours alerted the RSPCA, who raided the property on November 3.

The rabbits were found with no straw or water and the cat flap on the door had been taped shut.

Mr Dunn, who has three children, represented himself.

He said that while working as a contractor away from home his family was staying on the Isle of Wight. His wife Lisa suffered an injury and, wanting to ensure her care, he did not think to leave adequate supplies for the animals.

Mr Dunn said his wife’s mobile phone was not working and he did not have many friends in Oxford to call on.

He said: “There was so much going on, and I genuinely thought I would be back earlier. Things just spiralled out of control.”

The adults rabbits were taken away and nursed back to health, and the cat was given several jabs and other medication.

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Mr Dunn has no previous convictions and this was taken into account. He was released on unconditional bail until July 15, when he will be sentenced.

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9:38pm Thu 27 Jun 13

very worrying says...

I agree with the above comments. Why is Mrs Dunn not being charged? This is long term neglect, it would not of happened over only a few days, how long had they been left to suffer in comparsion to how long had they been away? A quick search on the oxford mail site reveals how many "odd things" happen to this lady that have been in the press. Someone needs to investigate this family further. All is not as it seems. Very odd. Start by looking at social networking.
I agree with the above comments. Why is Mrs Dunn not being charged? This is long term neglect, it would not of happened over only a few days, how long had they been left to suffer in comparsion to how long had they been away? A quick search on the oxford mail site reveals how many "odd things" happen to this lady that have been in the press. Someone needs to investigate this family further. All is not as it seems. Very odd. Start by looking at social networking. very worrying
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9:55pm Thu 27 Jun 13

very worrying says...

Why have the other comments been deleted?
Why have the other comments been deleted? very worrying
  • Score: 2

10:08pm Thu 27 Jun 13

oxfordlady75 says...

Why was my comment taken off? If anyone from the Oxford Mail likes to contact me I will tell you the truth about this family. She has left her husband to take all of the blame. they left those animals to die while they went on holidays. The truth speaks for its self as she has deleted her entire facebook page now. thinks shes worried about something. lying in a court of law about your home address is perjury. someone official needs to look into this case. she is guilty of many more lies.
Why was my comment taken off? If anyone from the Oxford Mail likes to contact me I will tell you the truth about this family. She has left her husband to take all of the blame. they left those animals to die while they went on holidays. The truth speaks for its self as she has deleted her entire facebook page now. thinks shes worried about something. lying in a court of law about your home address is perjury. someone official needs to look into this case. she is guilty of many more lies. oxfordlady75
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10:47pm Thu 27 Jun 13

very worrying says...

Oxfordlady, you dont know me and i dont know you, but we clearly have seen the same things on social networking sites from this lady.
Oxfordlady, you dont know me and i dont know you, but we clearly have seen the same things on social networking sites from this lady. very worrying
  • Score: 1

10:57pm Thu 27 Jun 13

very worrying says...

oxfordlady75 wrote:
Why was my comment taken off? If anyone from the Oxford Mail likes to contact me I will tell you the truth about this family. She has left her husband to take all of the blame. they left those animals to die while they went on holidays. The truth speaks for its self as she has deleted her entire facebook page now. thinks shes worried about something. lying in a court of law about your home address is perjury. someone official needs to look into this case. she is guilty of many more lies.
Indeed she is
[quote][p][bold]oxfordlady75[/bold] wrote: Why was my comment taken off? If anyone from the Oxford Mail likes to contact me I will tell you the truth about this family. She has left her husband to take all of the blame. they left those animals to die while they went on holidays. The truth speaks for its self as she has deleted her entire facebook page now. thinks shes worried about something. lying in a court of law about your home address is perjury. someone official needs to look into this case. she is guilty of many more lies.[/p][/quote]Indeed she is very worrying
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11:05pm Thu 27 Jun 13

flopsy3 says...

There is no excuse to leave animals in this disgusting position, stupid excuses and Stupid people who shouldn't have animals in the first place. Truly hope justice is done for these poor animals.
There is no excuse to leave animals in this disgusting position, stupid excuses and Stupid people who shouldn't have animals in the first place. Truly hope justice is done for these poor animals. flopsy3
  • Score: 2

11:14pm Thu 27 Jun 13

very worrying says...

flopsy3 wrote:
There is no excuse to leave animals in this disgusting position, stupid excuses and Stupid people who shouldn't have animals in the first place. Truly hope justice is done for these poor animals.
I really hope so. These people as stated in the article have children, hmmmmm
[quote][p][bold]flopsy3[/bold] wrote: There is no excuse to leave animals in this disgusting position, stupid excuses and Stupid people who shouldn't have animals in the first place. Truly hope justice is done for these poor animals.[/p][/quote]I really hope so. These people as stated in the article have children, hmmmmm very worrying
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