A man in the UK has been banned from owning animals for 15 years because he refused to have medical treatment done on his paralyzed dog.
Bob, a 15-year-old greyhound mix, was incontinent and suffering from infected sores. His hind legs had become paralyzed. Bob’s owner, David Jewson, did not have his dog treated for his conditions.
A RSPCA inspector visited Jewson and Bob numerous times and recommended that Bob be taken to a veterinarian.
Eventually Bob was seized from Jewson’s home, but unfortunately, he had to be euthanized due to his condition.
Jewson pleaded guilty for causing unnecessary suffering to his dog. The judge fined him $500 and was also ordered to pay over $1,000 in costs.
A RSPCA chief inspector said, “This owner had been advised on several occasions to get veterinary treatment for his dog. Leaving the animal to suffer in this way was unacceptable and completely unnecessary.”
Source: Times 24