#TheList Jamie William Major, born 08/06/1994, of Diana House, Queensway, Wellingborough NN8 3QD – let his pet dog became so emaciated an RSPCA inspector could almost cup one hand around her middle
Major was responsible for a spaniel poodle cross called Poppy when he failed to look after her.
RSPCA inspector Richard Durant, who visited the address, said: “When I attended the house I could see Poppy was very thin.
“She is a spaniel poodle cross so had thick hair but underneath she was clearly underweight.
“I could almost cup one hand around her waistline.
“I took her to a vet to be examined and they confirmed she was emaciated and her poor body condition would have progressed over months.”
Major pleaded guilty to three charges of breaching the animal welfare act between January and April 2019.
He admitted failure to address Poppy’s poor condition and body weight, failure to meet her need for a suitable diet and failure to protect her from pain or suffering by not maintaining her coat.
Major did not sign Poppy over to the RSPCA but magistrates made a deprivation order to place her in the animal welfare charity’s care.
Sentencing: 50 hours of unpaid work; court costs of £300. Disqualified from owning any animal for one year.