AN animal welfare charity is urging people to be vigilant against people breaking bans on keeping animals.
The call from the RSPCA follows a court case involving a woman from High Wycombe who was caught keeping horses in Henley following a court ban.
Donna Glenister, 44, appeared at High Wycombe Magistrates? Court on Wednesday last week for breaching a five-year ban imposed in 2012.
The court heard that the RSPCA found out that Glenister had two horses at a stables in Henley but that the stables owners did not know about her ban.
Both horses, a former racehorse called Deliberation and a filly called Olivia, were removed from her care in March and have since been rehomed.
Glenister was ordered to pay a total of £716 in fines and costs and her ban will remain in place until 2017.
RSPCA inspector Rachel Smith said: ?The RSPCA depends on the public being our eyes and ears. As this case demonstrates, the courts do take these matters seriously ? and so do we.?
She urged any member of the public who knows of anyone who is breaching a ban on keeping animals to call the charity on 0300 123 4999.
l In 2014, the RSPCA secured 2,419 convictions by private prosecution to protect animals against those who break the law.