A DOG breeder starved his dog and locked it in a crate and cat carrier hidden under sheets.
Emmanuel Paul, 37, also failed to give the animals he sold any water, bedding or toys.
The RSPCA investigated amid concerns over its five adult dogs and two litters of 17 dogs, all canine corsuses.
A November 2020 RSPCA inspection found five carriers of cats, each with a low birth weight puppy.
As they walked around the flat, sketches of their ribs, hips, and spines appeared.
Inspector Nicola Johnson was concerned about his weight and did not see any food in the flat. Paul said he had been run out and had not had a chance to get much.
During a visit to Rugby, Warwickshire, three puppies were found in one crate and four puppies in the other.
Doctors immediately concluded that he had suffered unnecessarily.
One dog was put down three days before the attack due to its poor condition and Paul could not afford treatment.
Inspector Johnson said the dog’s picture, Down“It was horrible and stopped me in my tracks.”
During another officer’s initial visits in September and October 2020, an underweight woman was found with fresh and deep wounds, believed to be fighting another dog.
Another dog was described as “slow and numb.”
Inspector Johnson said Paul could never afford the treatment his doctors told him he needed, adding: “It’s a lack of money to care for animals returning by March 2020 Or does not express a desire to spend.
“Which, in turn, worries me about why the dogs were raised for financial gain.”
He said: “As soon as I entered the flat, I heard sounds like a large number of dogs barking and barking.
The property smelled of ammonia.
“There was a lot of noise coming from the kitchen area and the area around it. All I could see was some sheets covering something.
“I started removing the sheets to look for a total of two black crates and five cat carriers, including puppies.
“No housing was provided with water or bedding and they were not completely free of toys or environmental enrichment.”
The adults were taken in by the local housing association and boarded by the Dogs Trust. Three were signed for repatriation and two were left in the care of a charity but can now be repatriated.
Paul, now living in Manchester, pleaded guilty in Coventry Magistrates’ Court to three counts of animal cruelty.
He faces up to 22 weeks in prison, a five-year ban on keeping animals, and 2,000 in costs.