A Cwmbran man has been banned from keeping any animal for five years after his dog was found riddled with fleas, chronic ear disease and serious skin problems
41-year-old Philip James Ellis, of Llanyravon, pleaded guilty to two Animal Welfare Act offences at Cwmbran Magistrates’ Court on Monday.
He was also fined £120 and told to pay £85 in costs and a £30 victim surcharge.
The RSPCA was contacted after reports that the Staffordshire bull terrier had been seen with a nasty flea infestation.
Troy was found with fur loss to his back end and tail, swollen ears and with his head shaking vigorously in September.
He had severe ear disease, along with skin problems which were causing intense itching.
Elaine Spence, RSPCA chief inspector, said the dog is being cared for so he can have a 'second chance at happiness':