Football starlet, 20, jailed for animal cruelty after RSPCA inspectors find starving Staffordshire Bull Terrier and bodies of two dogs in his shed.
THESE TWO PEOPLE....are pure scum! The punishment should be HIGHER!
Whitham, of Defoe Road, Ipswich, admitted two counts of causing unnecessary suffering and two charges of failing in his duty to ensure an animal's welfare.
Whitham's mother Millie Whitham, 47, who lived with him, admitted the same charges.
Hugh Rowland, prosecuting, said the footballer's horrifically thin Staffordshire Bull Terrier, called KD, was found shut in a bedroom at their former home on Donegal Road, surrounded by her own faeces and urine.
The Whithams moved out of their housing association owned property in Donegal Road on September 3, more than three weeks before KD was found.
Emaciated KD was found when a pest controller was sent to the Whithams' filthy house on September 26 to tackle a flea infestation.
The Bull Terrier ran out out of a bedroom and downstairs. Millie Whitham said she had run out of money to feed her pet.
She claimed she last fed the dog a week after moving out. The bodies of two other decomposed dogs were also discovered in a shed at the property.