Alicia Eastoe pleaded guilty to 4 counts of Animal Cruelty and failure to follow an instruction issued by an officer.

The charges related to a dog ‘Nala’ a German Shepherd cross at Beaconsfield.

The dog had a chronic flea infestation, an ear infection and was so badly in need of dental treatment that the pulp of her teeth was exposed causing pain. Nala was emaciated and had a body condition score of 2/9. Nala made a full recovery in the care of RSPCA and has been adopted into a new home.

On 6 July 2022 Magistrate Stanton ordered that Ms Eastoe pay a fine of $800 and the cost of bring Nala back to health, $5215.45 be paid to the RSPCA.

Ms Eastoe has a prohibition order and is banned from having dogs or puppies for five years.