Muza Khan Charged With Animal Cruelty After A Bald Parakeet Was Found at His Home, TALK about making a dog’s dinner of a police drugs raid A sniffer dog sniffer dog
one trained to detect the presence of specified materials, usually drugs or explosives, by smell. The dogs can be of any breed. ate a pet hamster as officers were searching the home of suspect Muza Khan.
The police hound knocked over its cage and wolfed down the rodent as it scurried around.
A handler made the dog cough up the hamster but it was already dead.
No drugs charges were brought against Khan. But news of the hamster’s demise emerged as its owner appeared in court charged with animal cruelty after officers found a bald parakeet parakeet or parrakeet, common name for a widespread group of small parrots, native to the Indo-Malayan region and popular as cage birds. Parakeets have long, pointed tails, unlike the chunky lovebirds with which they are sometimes confused. in distress at his home.
Khan, 46, admitted failing to protect the bird. But his lawyer Tim Hughes told the court the parakeet, called Miko, was already losing its feathers when it arrived at Khan’s home in, Oldham, Gtr Manchester, and he nursed it back to health. Mr Hughes added: “By his account the bird was on the up.”
Khan was fined PS110 by Oldham magistrates with PS400 costs and banned from keeping a bird for two years. Miko has since been rehoused by the RSPCA RSPCA (in Britain) Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals