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Pet owner disqualified after caging puppy with no food

The dalmatian puppy was found in a cage with no food or water Photo: BPM Media

A Nottingham man has been disqualified from keeping pets after neglecting his dalmatian puppy.

The court heard how Alastair Watt's emaciated dalmatian puppy, Penny, was seen by builders who came to Watt’s house to carry out some work.

They found eight-month-old Penny in a crate with no food or water.

The men were so shocked by her thin appearance that they contacted the RSPCA.

Watt was handed a ten-year disqualification order and a fine of £1,400 as well as being ordered to pay £650 costs.

The dalmatian puppy, Penny, will now pass into the care of the RSPCA.

RSPCA inspector Becky Harper said:

As soon as I saw Penny I knew that something wasn’t right. She was so thin and you could see her hip bones, spine and ribs. It was clearly obvious that she was in a state of neglect.

It was very quickly proven that there were no underlying health issues and her poor condition was simply due to not being provided with a suitable diet.

– Becky Harper, RSPCA