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Wednesday, Mar 9, 2011
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Defendant/Suspect: Mark Neil
A man who admitted under feeding his boxer has been banned from keeping dogs for three years following a joint investigation with the Scottish SPCA and Perth and Kinross Council Dog Control Service
Mark Neil, 22, of St. Andrews Street, Perth, was sentenced at the town's Sheriff Court on Monday (14 November) and fined £500.
He admitted causing his one-year-old male boxer type dog, Buster, unnecessary suffering by failing to provide an adequate diet between an unknown date and 9 March 2011.
We were alerted by a local dog warden following a complaint from a member of the public.
Chief Inspector Brian Cowing said, "We are pleased Neil has received a three year ban as he has demonstrated he is completely unfit to care for dogs.
"Poor Buster was severely emaciated when we found him. He weighed just 17kg, when a Buster afterhealthy dog of his age and breed should be 24.5kg.
"His spine, ribs and hips were clearly visible and it was evident he had not been fed adequately for some time.
"Luckily, we were alerted and were able to rescue him and provide the diet and care he desperately needed.
"Buster was a very friendly, loving dog and we're delighted to say he has since found a loving new home."