The founder of a £1m animal sanctuary has been struck off by the charities regulator, and the organisation she founded shut down, a year after she was prosecuted by the RSPCA for keeping dogs, cats, horses and pigs in “appalling conditions”.
A Charity Commission inquiry found the Alternative Animal Sanctuary in Boston, Lincolnshire, was chaotically run, spending just £900,000 on the care of animals from an £8m fund raised by the public over seven years.
The watchdog wound up the charity in June and this week banned its chair, Tamara Lloyd, from being a trustee for 15 years. About £400,000 left in the charity’s bank account was distributed to other local animal charities.
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