The animal charity released an image showing the shocking scene inspectors found when they visited.Bolt had already starved to death, while Panther, looking agonisingly skinny, tragically stood guard over the dog’s corpse.
Pictures show some of the upsetting conditions the dogs had been living in – described in court as ‘squalid’.
The distressing scene includes a stain-covered mattress, a sofa ripped to pieces and dirt on the floor.
A vet confirmed that Bolt’s death had been caused by malnutrition, while Panther was left weighing just 17.5kg, around half the weight of a healthy German Shepherd.
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Furthermore, the dog had suffered hair loss and was riddled with fleas.Prosecutor Stewart Haywood said: ‘The conditions within the property are described as being appalling.’
The home was ‘littered with faeces’ with ‘a small quantity of food and water available for both animals’.When interviewed Warren was said to show ‘very little remorse’, apparently getting up at one point to ‘make a cup of tea’.
Warren was charged with two counts of causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal.
Though he wasn’t present in court, he was found guilty in his absence and also appeared on Thursday to be sentenced for breaching a suspended sentence order relating to an offence he was sentenced for last year.Kate Middleton says BBC advice for parents is like 'gold dustWarren, of Avondale Close, Grangetown, was jailed for a total of 30 weeks and disqualified from keeping animals for 10 years.
The court directed that the surviving dog, Panther, be passed into the care of the RSPCA to ultimately be rehomed.
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