A couple from Dawlish have been banned from keeping dogs after failing to treat their Border Collie's chronic skin condition.
Kizzy, who was underweight and missing fur when she was rescued, has been nursed back to health at the West Hatch rescue centre in Taunton.
The RSPCA first became aware of her neglect after an anonymous report from a member of the public.
They said her condition could have been avoided if she'd been taken to a vet.
Her owners, Fern Amelia Thoms and Peter David Thoms, have been given a three year ban on keeping animals and a £200 fine.
RSPCA inspector Marije Zwager, who investigated for the charity, said:
"It should never have got to this situation, and should never have simply been treated with ineffective home remedies by those responsible for her care.”