A man who allowed his crossbreed to become half his ideal weight has been banned from owning dogs for five years following a Scottish SPCA investigation.
During an earlier appearance at Paisley Sheriff Court, Edward McNeill, 22, of Ferguslie Walk, pled guilty to causing his six year old dog unnecessary suffering by failing to provide him with adequate nutrition and veterinary attention.
McNeill was sentenced on Tuesday (9 October) and was also given 100 hours of community service.
Police discovered McNeill's dog, named Snoop, in extremely poor condition when they visited his home in March. Officers immediately took Snoop to a vet before contacting us.
Scottish SPCA Chief Inspector Hamish Mackintosh said, "Snoop was severely emaciated and weighed just 7.8kg, when he should have weighed around 16kg.
"The vet gave him a body score of zero, with zero being emaciated and five being obese.
"If Snoop hadn't been discovered, it is very likely he would have died within days as he was so underweight.
"Thankfully, Snoop made a remarkable recovery after just six weeks in our care and has since been rehomed to a loving new owner."