A Berkshire vet has been convicted of mistreating animals after losing pets that escaped the filthy conditions of his practice and carrying out unnecessary tests on animals.
Awuah Ohene-Gyan, the owner of Woosehill Vets practice in Wokingham, was found guilty of four counts of causing unnecessary suffering to animals between February and October last year.
An investigation into the conditions of the 53-year-old's practice found that animals were left in filthy cages and discovered dogs suffering in pain.
Sgt Stefan Kristiaan told Reading Magistrates' Court that officers came across one injured mastiff, Milly, dragging herself through her own filth having been deprived of dog food.
"It was a painful sight; the animal appeared wasted away, it was very thin and its bones appeared to be protruding," he said.
The animal had to be put down as a tumour had been left to spread for too long, while Mr Ohene-Gyan even refused to hand over one dog when his owner would not pay for an unauthorised X-ray.
Mr Ohene-Gyan is due to be sentenced next Wednesday (June 20th).