Owner of starved dog banned from keeping animals
A DOG owner who allowed his pet to starve, has been sentenced to do unpaid work by Bolton magistrates.
In a prosecution brought by the RSPCA, Joseph Moran pleaded guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to an animal and failing to ensure its welfare.
The dog had been so starved that it couldn't walk.
The court heard that the male Staffordshire Bull Terrier called Crumb weighed just over two stone, only two-thirds of his correct weight, when a member of the public found him wandering near a burger van in Weston Street, Great Lever, on May 2.
The court sentenced Moran to do 120 hours unpaid work and he was banned from keeping animals for three years.
He must also pay £200 towards the RSPCA’s prosecution costs and a £60 victim surcharge.
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