Greyhound trainer admits starvation death
Greyhound trainer admits starvation death

A Sydney greyhound trainer has been convicted of animal cruelty and fined $1400 after his emaciated dog called Milkshake died from starvation and kidney failure last year.

Didier Dupuche on Thursday pleaded guilty in the Parramatta Local Court to committing an act of aggravated animal cruelty and failing to provide veterinary treatment for Milkshake.

In June 2016, Dupuche contacted a Quakers Hill vet clinic saying his dog was dying and he wanted it euthanised, but when he arrived Milkshake was dead in the back seat of his car, the RSPCA said in a statement on Friday.

A post-mortem examination revealed Milkshake had been suffering from advanced kidney disease, dental disease that was making her jaw unstable and deep pressure wounds.

It found she was denied veterinary care for several weeks before her avoidable death.

The court ordered Dupuche not own or look after any animal for five years except a dog called Squiggles who is already in his care and can't be rehomed.

Squiggles has to be examined by a vet in the next month and then annually.

AAP

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