willful abandonment

See: desertion
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The mum, who cannot be named for legal reasons, admitted six charges of willful abandonment and was handed a six-month suspended sentence at Birmingham Crown Court last November.
Police plan to file a criminal application this week seeking to charge each individual with cruelty to an animal by willful abandonment.
These are areas that still nurse the scars of the Tories' willful abandonment during the last recession and it's clear that the Conservatives' Southern bias has not gone away.