South Yorkshire woman fined for living with 83 dogs

Eaden Crescent (Hoyland)
Eaden Crescent (Hoyland)
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A South Yorkshire woman is facing a bill of over £4,000 after being found with 83 dogs in her three-bedroom semi.

Lynn Everett, aged 60, was found guilty of breaching the conditions of her dog breeder licence by exceeding the number of dogs she had in her house.

Mrs Everett, of Eaden Crescent, Hoyland, was found with just shy of seven dozen dogs in her home when Barnsley Council inspectors called in September last year.

She was found guilty of breaching her licence after a trial at Barnsley Magistrates' Court.

Magistrates heard that the dogs had been in good health and were well cared for on the day of the inspection but her licence only allowed her to have 41 dogs.

Councillor Roy Miller, a Barnsley Council cabinet member, said: “In September last year 83 dogs were found to be living at Mrs Everett’s property, which far exceeded the number allowed on her licence. This left Animal Health Officers with no other option than to take legal action.

“We will continue to work with Mrs Everett to make sure the number of dogs on her property is kept to an acceptable level and urge residents to contact Barnsley Council if they have any concerns about licensed and unlicensed dog breeders in the borough.”

Mrs Everett was fined £2,000 and ordered to pay costs of £2,092.83 plus a victim surcharge of £170.00, totalling £4,262.83 altogether.

In 2015, Mrs Everett and her husband Tony appeared on a Channel 5 documentary focusing on how they shared their home with 41 dogs at that time - 24 French bulldogs, 10 miniature bull terriers, four Chihuahuas and three Chinese cresteds

"It is hard work with 41 dogs but I love every minute and I wouldn't swap it," she said at the time.

"Some people want to be nurses, some want to work in offices, all I have ever wanted to is to have lots of dogs."

Mrs Everett breeds her dogs and gets paid for using them as stud dogs.

In the documentary she admitted that she found it difficult to let her pups go to new homes.

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