One dog breeder starved his puppies and locked them in crates and cat carriers hidden under the sheets.
Emmanuel Paul, 37, also did not give the animals he sold, any water, bedding or toys.
The RSPCA investigated amid concerns about his 5 adult dogs and 2 litters of 17 puppies, all Cane Corsos.
Five cat carriers were found, each with a low-birth-weight puppy during an inspection in November 2020.
The contours of their ribs, hips, and spines were exposed as they moved around the apartment.
Inspector Nichola Johnson was concerned about their weight and found no food in the apartment. Paul said he was out of stock and had no chance to get more.
Three puppies were also found in one crate and four in another during a visit in Rugby, Warickshire.
Urgent vet exams concluded that they were suffering unnecessarily.
A puppy was brought down three days before the visit because of its poor condition and Paul’s inability to receive treatment.
Insp Johnson said a photo of the puppy, belowis “horrible and prevents me from keeping track of mine”.
Previous visits by another officer in September and October 2020 found a low-birth-weight female with new and deep lacerations, believed to have been caused by a fight with another dog.
Again puppy described as “lethargic and listless”.
Inspector Johnson said Paul could never afford the treatment the vets told him they needed, adding: “It shows a lack, or unwillingness to spend, money on the animals. animals he has been taking care of since March 2020.
“That makes me worry about why dogs are bred other than to make money.”
“As soon as I entered the apartment, I could hear what sounded like a large number of puppies barking and meowing from the living area,” she said.
“The smell of ammonia in the property was extremely strong.
“There is a lot of noise coming from the kitchen area and the space next to it. All I can see are some sheets of paper covering something.
“I started removing the sheets to find a total of two black crates and five cat crates, all containing puppies.
“None of the accommodation is provided with water or bedding and is completely devoid of any toys or environmental enrichment.”
The adults were admitted by the local housing association and admitted by the Dogs Trust. Three have been contracted for rework and two are still in the charity’s care but can now be remodeled.
Paul, who now lives in Manchester, pleaded guilty to three animal crimes at Coventry magistrates court.
He was jailed for 22 weeks, banned from keeping animals for five years and had to pay £2,000 in expenses.
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