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A DOG was so badly starved that it lost more than half its body weight and had to be put down, a court heard.
A vet with more than 30 years? experience told magistrates at Bolton, Greater Manchester, it was one of the most severely emaciated dogs ? dead or alive ? he had ever seen.
The animal?s ribcage is shockingly exposed in pictures taken by the RSPCA.
Dog owner David Lowe, aged 33, of Trentham Avenue, Farnworth, Bolton, was found guilty in his absence of a catalogue of animal cruelty charges against Fly, his female lurcher,