A Northumberland woman who failed to seek medical attention for her dog has been banned from keeping animals for 10 years.
Melanie Elizabeth Raymond, of Collingwood Close, Cramlington , admitted causing unnecessary suffering to her dog at South Northumberland Magistrates’ Court.
The case was brought to court by Northumberland County Council after one of its animal welfare officers came across the Labrador Cross.
The dog, who has been renamed Lilly, had a 20cm tumour hanging out her rear end which was tied up with string.
Lilly’s skin was also red raw from a skin condition and it had little fur left on it. And, her nails were severely overgrown, making it hard for her to walk.
Raymond, 54, was sentenced to 120 hours of unpaid community service and fined £626.
The animal welfare officer who rescued Lilly said:
Lilly has now made a full recovery and has been re-homed in North Northumberland.
Northumberland County Councillor Glen Sanderson, Cabinet member for environment and local services, hopes the sentence will serve as a warning to others.