A 38-year-old woman from Somerset has been banned from keeping dogs for five years after her pet was found underweight and suffering from a painful, untreated skin condition.
The RSPCA was contacted by a concerned member of the public who had seen Cookie covered in raw itchy scabs.
Sarah Taylor from Burnham-on-Sea admitted causing unnecessary suffering to springer spaniel Cookie. She was also fined £380.
The RSPCA says Cookie has now been rehomed.