A man from Haverhill has been banned from keeping all animals for ten years after an RSPCA inspector found his two dogs had been left with untreated tumours.
John Staples pleaded guilty at Bury St Edmunds Magistrates Court last Thursday (26) to causing unnecessary suffering to and failing to meet the needs of Mimi, a cocker spaniel and Heidi, a Labrador.
Heidi had to be put to sleep.
He admitted failing to seek veterinary treatment for a chronic skin condition on Heidi’s legs, Mimi’s chronic dental disease and overgrown nails and large skin masses growing from both dogs between the dates of February 28, 2012 and February 28, 2013.
Staples cannot appeal his ban for five years and was ordered to pay £250.
RSPCA Inspector Richard Lithgoe said: “This is an extremely shocking case, and one of the saddest I have seen since I became an RSPCA inspector.”