A dog has amazed vets by surviving for a month with no food and no water after his owner abandoned him in a flat in Mansfield.
On Wednesday, Bodey's owner was banned from keeping all animals for seven years after he admitted causing unnecessary suffering to Hooch who was only discovered after housing officers called at a flat in Eckington Walk, Mansfield to carry out an eviction.
The RSPCA was called and Hooch was taken to nearby Vets4Pets.
He was in a comatose state and on the verge of death, he was given round the clock care by vets.
His former owner Jonathan Pearce of no fixed abode, was sentenced to a 12 month community order to carry out 150 hours unpaid work and ordered to pay £250 costs.
Hooch weighed just 10kg when he was found the normal weight for a dog of his size is around 25kg.
The court heard Pearce was suffering from severe depression and alcoholism.