A couple has been left shocked after an anonymous critic called them 'evil' for not walking their dogs.
Kate Field used to take their Dobermans, Veronica and Regina, on two walks a day before being left unable to do so in June 2019.
But one of the neighbours took offence and sent the Leeds-based couple a letter with stencilled writing when they reduced the walks to once-a-week with husband Vinny.
The letter reads: "Take yore (sic) dogs for a walk you cruel evil people.
"Big dogs like what you have should be taken for a walk and not just left in a garden to probably paddle in their own faeces.
"This is from all the local dog owners and other disgusted people. We have reported you."
Vinny and Kate claim the dogs are happy and healthy despite only being walked in a private field with freedom to roam the garden in the day.
Kate was sadly diagnosed with multiple sclerosis back in 2019 and said she was enraged when they received the letter.
She said: "I would love for them to come forward, I would explain I can’t physically walk them.
"The dogs get enough exercise, I don’t understand where this has come from or why they sent the letter.
"I’m not strong enough to take them out. We’ve got one of the largest gardens in our street, if you were to go around and run all the way (through the garden) and to the side of the house, you’d get a lot of exercise."
The dogs also have room to exercise in the ground floor of the house, according to Kate.
"With the dogs we got, most people when they see them they’ll cross the road because they’re so scared of them," Kate said.
"It’s like you can’t win. The oldest (Veronica) doesn’t like young children or other dogs even though she lives with another dog. "They’re also very protective.
"We’re responsible dog owners, they’re happy, healthy and loved," Kate said.
"Whoever sent the letter has no idea. A lot of people have said it’s a hate letter and to report it to the police.
“If they have gone to the RSPCA or other animal charities, if they came out to see our dogs, they would say there’s no way they’re
Another stencilled letter was also sent to someone in the area talking about bombs and Kate suspects it could be the same culprit.
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