A pet owner has been banned from keeping dogs after leaving his elderly Staffie collapsed on the kitchen floor in her own urine and faeces.
Alexander Boyd, of Kirby Road, Dartford, appeared at Bexleyheath Magistrates’ Court where he pleaded guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to his dog, Mercedes.
The court heard how RSPCA inspector Deborah Rutherford was called to the flat in Dartford in April after neighbours raised concerns about the welfare of the dogs.
She spoke to 35-year-old Boyd outside and he invited her to come and check on the dogs a few days later.
One of Inspector Rutherford’s colleagues returned that weekend but there was no answer at the door so he left a card.
She said: “On May 6 our national control centre had a call from Mr Boyd saying one of his dog’s back legs weren’t working and she was going to the toilet where she laid.
“He said he couldn’t afford vet bills so wanted to give the dog up.