Ear infection dog owner banned from keeping pets for five years
A WOMAN has been banned from keeping pets for five years after her dog suffered horrific ear infections.
Karen Bennett, aged 52, of Moorside Avenue, Ainsworth, has been prosecuted by the RSPCA.
The charity discovered Bennett’s male cross-breed dog Tyson had developed infections in both ears. But Bennett did not take it to the vets and the infections got worse. The dog had not been to a vets for two years.
One infection on its right ear flap deter-iorated into an horrific open wound.
The dog has had long-standing issues with its ears going back to when it was a puppy.
Bennett appeared at Bury Magistrates Court and admitted two charges of causing suffering to an animal between December 21, 2012, and June 21, 2013.
Magistrates handed Bennett the ban and ordered her to pay £500 costs. Later, RSPCA inspector Vicki McDonald said: “This highlights the need for pet owners to seek timely and appropriate veterinary treatment for their animals.
It simply isn’t good enough to “self treat. This dog suffered two years of discomfort and behavioural issues as a result. As his ears have improved, we have been able to sort this problem out and will now be seeking a good new home for him.”