Kinmel Bay,North Wales - Man banned from keeping animals for 10 years after dog found dead under trampoline
Nathan Lee Fisher admitted causing unnecessary suffering to the Akita and its mother which was a 'bag of bones'
A man has been banned from keeping animals for 10 years after a dog was found dead under a trampoline.
The mother of the dead dog was also described as a “bag of bones” when an RSPCA inspector visited the owner’s home in Kinmel Bay.
Nathan Lee Fisher of Rose View Crescent admitted causing unnecessary suffering to the two dogs which are both Akitas and named Layla and Kuma, at Llandudno Magistrates Court.
RSPCA Cymru got involved after North Wales Police attended the 24-year-old’s address where they found a dead dog in the back garden underneath a trampoline.
Its mother was also found at the house and was described as “so skinny that bones were clearly visible through her coat”.
The RSPCA said the dogs suffered unnecessarily due to a failure to adequately explore and address their weight loss.
As a result of the way the two dogs were treated, Fisher will not be allowed to keep any animal for a decade.
Magistrates also imposed 12 week prison sentences for the two charges, to run concurrently, suspended for 18-months.
He was given a 12 month community order, a nine month alcohol treatment order and told to undertake 180 hours of community work.
He was fined £750, and ordered to pay a £115 victim surcharge.
Another individual living at the property was given a caution.
RSPCA inspector Phil Lewis said: “These poor Akita dogs were subject to outright neglect and ill-treatment, which cost one of the dogs their life.
“Fortunately, the other has been happily re-homed from an RSPCA animal centre.
“When she was found at the Kinmel Bay property, she looked an absolute bag of bones but thankfully her suffering is over.”
He added: “People have very clear and important legal responsibilities towards their dogs, and there was an outright failure in this case to deal with shocking levels of weight loss, and to provide the dogs with food and necessary care.”