A Motherwell woman convicted of causing her dog unnecessary suffering by not providing him with enough food has been banned from keeping animals for ten years following a Scottish SPCA investigation.
Adele McColl, 24, of Merryton Tower, Muirhouse, was sentenced at Hamilton Sheriff Court on Tuesday (14 August) and also fined £300.
At an earlier appearance McColl was found guilty of failing to provide adequate nutrition for her two year old Staffordshire bull terrier named Max.
Inspector Sam McDonald said, "We are very pleased McColl has received a ten year ban as, in our opinion, she is not fit to look after any animal.
"When we arrived at McColl's property in July 2010, Max was very thin and his bones could be easily felt through his skin.
"McColl's kitchen floor was completely covered in urine and there were no water or food bowls present.
"The wall beside the kitchen door had been clawed at for a prolonged period of time, indicating Max had been trying to escape.
"When we took Max to a vet, he was confirmed as weighing 11.7kgs, which is considerably lower than a dog his size and breed should weigh.
"Thankfully, Max was signed over into our care and, after just one month of being fed a normal diet, had put on 3.5kgs.
"We are delighted to say he is now in a loving home with fantastic owners."