Heartbreaking pictures show an emaciated dog just one day away from death before it was nursed back to health by vets
Dibbley was found in the bedroom of a property in Chesterfield, Derbys, stinking of urine and faeces.
The RSPCA had been called to the property over concerns of the wellbeing of the Staffordshire bull terrier type-dog.
RSPCA Inspector Dave McAdam had to carry the poor pooch away from the house due to it being so weak.
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In a witness statement, the vet who assessed Dibbley described him as "a walking skeleton".
He said: "Every major bone in this dog's body was clearly prominent and evident, he was literally a walking skeleton.
"This was amongst the worst cases of emaciation I have ever seen, this dog was no more than a day or so away from death."
At the time of his rescue, Dibbley weighed just under 9kgs but was put on a specialist diet and within six weeks he weighed just over 20kgs.
Later images of Dibbley show the nine-year-old dog on the mend.
James Drury, 25, of Chesterfield, pleaded guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to his dog and was banned from keeping animals for ten years on October 23 this year.
He was also given an 18-month community order and placed on a "thinking skills" programme for a period of 19 days, along with a 12-day rehabilitation requirement.
As well as the 10-year ban on keeping all animals, Drury was given an 18-month community order.
He was also ordered to be placed on a "thinking skills" programme for a period of 19 days, along with a 12-day rehabilitation requirement.
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In addition, Drury was fined £200, ordered to pay £400 costs and an £85 victim surcharge.
Speaking after the hearing, inspector McAdam said: "This was among the most emaciated dogs I have ever seen that was still alive.
"The dog was so weak he had trouble walking due to the loss of muscle mass, with experience of nearly thirty years as an RSPCA inspector I knew this dog was close to death.
"There was again a large amount of faeces on the bedroom floor where the dog was being kept.
"Within the bedroom, I did see a small amount of water in a steel bowl provided for the dog, but no food."
Dibbley is currently in RSPCA care and he will be re-homed soon.
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