Auckland man Xiang Max Bai was this week sentenced to 160 hours’ community work, disqualified from owning animals for 10 years, ordered to forfeit any existing animals in his care and ordered to pay more than $6000 in reparation to SPCA Auckland and the people who bought puppies from him.

He was found guilty of failing to ensure the physical health and welfare needs of or obtaining vet treatment for seven dalmatian puppies and their mother Chalky.

The dogs suffered from the canine parvo virus (CPV).