Photograph #1 taken on day of seizure - 16 February 2012
Photograph #2 taken after 25 days in RSPCA care - 12 March 2012
A local Campbelltown man appeared at Campbelltown Local Court in relation to two animal cruelty charges today, Tuesday 17 April 2012.
He pleaded guilty to failing to provide proper and sufficient food and failing to provide veterinary treatment to his male Labrador crossbreed dog.
RSPCA Inspectors responded to a complaint about the dog’s poor condition on 16 February 2012. The emaciated dog was seized for urgent veterinary examination.
The dog was found to have an intestinal hookworm burden and flea infestation. Both ears had ulcerated wounds from fly bites. The examining veterinarian concluded the dog had not received proper and sufficient food for at least four weeks.
The man was convicted and fined $800 for each charge. He was ordered to pay $81 Court costs and $1,537.50 veterinary/boarding costs. Custody of the dog was given to the RSPCA (total fines $1,600; total costs $1,618.50).
All charges are under NSW Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act and Regulations