August 1, 2014 11:12 am

Former owner of emaciated dog banned from owning animals for a decade

Molly is on her way to recovering, but she has a long road ahead of her.

BC SPCA

The former owner of a dog found emaciated and near death last winter has been banned from owning animals for 10 years.

Two-year-old shepherd-cross Molly was found in a very bad shape near Port Hardy last November.

A Good Samaritan noticed Molly lying on a porch in freezing temperatures.

She was in critical condition, non-responsive and shivering.

Molly also had a collar deeply embedded in the raw skin of her neck.

At the time, BC SPCA cruelty investigators said it was one of the most horrific cruelty cases they’ve ever seen.

Miraculously, she has recovered and was adopted in April.

Her owner Rupert Wilson was charged under the Criminal Code of Canada following a BC SPCA investigation.

He was given a three-month jail term, one year probation and is required to perform 100 hours of community service.

PHOTO GALLERY: Molly’s road to recovery 

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