Man guilty of neglect after dog dies
A Howick dog owner has pleaded guilty to severely neglecting an Airedale terrier which was so unwell it had to be put down.
Adam Olmstead, 43, changed his plea to guilty in the Manukau District Court after initially denying knowledge of his dog's deteriorated condition.
SPCA staff were called to the man's property on New Year's Day 2011 and found the terrier in great discomfort.
The terrier was found lying in its own faeces in the garden, severely weak, dehydrated and unable to walk.
Both eyes were infected with conjunctivitis and the left ear was seriously infected. The dog had a large, ruptured tumour beneath the right ear. MORE>>