TWO dogs abandoned by a mum-of-six as she jetted off on trips to Cyprus are looking for new homes.

As reported in the Daily Echo, Samantha Miller told RSPCA officers she was unable to afford veterinary care for the emaciated animals.

However, when one of the charity's inspectors visited her Poole home, he was told she was in Cyprus for the third time that year.

Miller, 38, of Victoria Road, admitted offences against cross-breed Charlie and Staffordshire bull terrier Tia.

The pets now need kind owners to care for them.

Gaynor Cannings, deputy manager of the RSPCA's Ashley Heath branch, said volunteers want to find the "lovely dogs" a home together.

"We're sure there must be someone out there who would be able to give these loving dogs a home," she said.

"When they first arrived they were underweight, had untreated skin issues and were part of an ongoing cruelty investigation, which has now concluded.

"They are reported to travel well, are house-trained and have been good for vet checks.

"Both dogs are friendly, get on well with most other dogs and know some basic commands and walk well on the lead, although are strong initially.

"They may be able to be left for a few hours in the day and could possibly live with dog-confident children aged 11 or older.

"They have lived with a cat in the past and so we would consider them living with a confident cat, used to dogs, if given the time and space to get to know one another.

"Charlie will require daily grooming and still has some issues with his skin and both dogs must be kept up to date with regular flea treatment from a registered vet."

Miller admitted causing unnecessary suffering to protected animals between November 15 2015 and January 5 2016 before magistrates in December last year. She also admitted failing to protect animals from pain and suffering, injury and disease.

She was ordered to carry out 240 hours of unpaid work and banned from keeping animals for 10 years. She was also ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £60.

The court heard the defendant had been visited by RSPCA inspectors four times. She was told to feed the dogs and take them to a vet.

However, she failed to heed the advice.

When the condition of the dogs deteriorated, inspectors took them away from the house.

Both had painful skin conditions because they were "riddled" with fleas, open wounds, sores and conjunctivitis.