Ban and fine for man who starved dog

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10 year ban and £300 fine for Kasim Khan

A MAN has been banned from keeping animals for 10 years, fined £300 and ordered to do 200 hours unpaid community work, for causing unnecessary suffering to a dog.

Kasim Khan, of Gladstone Road, Sparkbrook, Birmingham, pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing and was sentenced at Birmingham Magistrates Court, following an investigation by Birmingham City Council.

The investigation was sparked by a complaint from a neighbour. Animal welfare officers found a bull terrier cross – Bill – locked in a wire mesh compound in Khan’s garden, with no food or water and urine and faeces covering the floor.

The dog was extremely emaciated and dehydrated and was taken to a vet where it was put on an intravenous drip and treated for infections in both ears and for inflamed paws. The dog has now made a full recovery and been re-homed.

Councillor Neil Eustace, Chair of the Public Protection Committee, said: “This is a shocking case and I welcome the sentence handed down. My officers will continue to investigate and prosecute anyone found treating animals in such an appalling way.”

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