A couple have been banned from keeping animals for two years after allowing their dog to become dangerously thin.
Layla Allsopp, 19, and Corey Jones, 21, from Cinderford, admitted failing to properly feed 12-year-old Max when they appeared in court in Cheltenham on Monday.
The pair both were handed an eight-week jail term, suspended for a year, and a two-year disqualification from keeping pets.
When Max was found by the RSPCA he was significantly underweight at 15.7kg, well below the ideal body weight of 20kg.
Following a visit to a vet, Allsopp and Jones were asked to ensure that he was seen and weighed regularly.
The pair failed to return to the vet despite several reminders.
Allsopp and Jones, of Albert Road, Cinderford, were both ordered to each pay £50 court costs.
Max was signed over to the RSPCA and will soon be looking for a loving retirement home.