MOLLY is a happy, energetic collie-cross who loves playing with her Chester owner Angela Hampson and sleeps curled up next to the family cat.
But less than two years ago, RSPCA officers feared for her life after they found her pregnant and life-threateningly emaciated, crammed into a small room with nine other starved dogs.
Molly’s puppies had to be aborted because she was too ill to carry them to full term. RSPCA inspectors say she had already carried two litters and some of the dogs found in the room with her may have been her offspring.
Her former owner Cheryl Patricia Antrobus, of Huyton, Liverpool was last year banned from keeping animals for five years after pleading guilty to 10 counts of failing to provide an adequate diet and veterinary attention.
Full story in the Main edition of Friday’s Chronicle.