A BARNSLEY dog breeder will have to pay over £4,000 after being found guilty of exceeding the number of dogs she's allowed to keep - after 83 dogs were found living at her three bedroom home.

Lynn Everett, 60, of Eaden Crescent in Hoyland - who trades as Justephs - pleaded guilty to exceeding the number of dogs in her licence conditions. after the dogs were found to be living at her semi-detached property in September last year.

Barnsley Magistrates' Court was told that although there had been an excessive amount of dogs found on the premises, at the time of the visit the dogs had been in good health and well cared for.

Everett was fined £2,000 and has to pay costs of £2,092.83 plus a victim surcharge of £170.00, totalling £4,262.83.

Coun Roy Miller, Cabinet Spokesperson for Place said: “In September last year 83 dogs were found to be living at Mrs Everett’s property, which far exceeded the number allowed on her licence. This left Animal Health Officers with no other option than to take legal action.

“We will continue to work with Mrs Everett to make sure the number of dogs on her property is kept to an acceptable level and urge residents to contact Barnsley Council if they have any concerns about licensed and unlicensed dog breeders in the borough.”