Woman banned from ever owning animals

A WOMAN has been fined and banned from owning animals for life after starving her dog, who was living in “discomfort and distress”.

The condition of Anne Layden’s dog was so poor that the vet had to put him to sleep.

Layden, 54, of Blackdyke Road, Kirkintilloch, East Dunbartonshire, pled guilty at Glasgow Sheriff Court on Friday to failing to provide necessary veterinary treatment and an adequate diet for her seven-year-old crossbreed Max. She has been banned from owning animals for life and fined £100.

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Scottish SPCA inspector Stacey Erwin said: “It was clear to anyone looking at Max that he needed help.

“He was emaciated, unsteady on his feet and suffering from a skin condition which covered nearly half of his back. Sadly, due to the severity of his condition, the vet had no option but to put Max to sleep.”