TRAGIC.....Bieber the dog starved to death (Image: RSPCA)
But owner Kelly Marie Hare, 33, ignored the dog's poor condition and left his body in her shed when he died.
An RSPCA officer was called to her Wigan home in April after a concerned member of the public raised the alarm, but it was already too late for Bieber.
The officer found the dog's body but Hare then attempted to cover-up what had happened by quickly burying it in a neighbour's garden.
She then denied any knowledge of Bieber's death or where he was buried.
But the next day the RSCPA received a tip from police who'd been called to a disturbance at another address, where the dog's body was discovered in a freshly-dug grave in the garden.
It's thought the Bieber slowly starved to death over three weeks.
Hare pleaded guilty causing unnecessary suffering to the dog by failing to investigate and address the causes of his poor body condition and weight loss when she appeared at Wigan Magistrates' Court on Tuesday.
RSPCA inspector Claire Fisher said: "One of our officers attended Hare's house after a call from a concerned member of the public and saw Bieber dead in a shed in her rubbish-strewn back garden.
Ms Hare IGNORED the dog's poor condition (Image: RSPCA )
"I arrived 36 minutes later and Bieber's body was gone. We found Hare at a neighbouring house and she told us that she had no idea that her dog was dead or where his body was.
“The following day I got a call from a police officer who had attended a disturbance and said they thought they knew where Bieber had been buried.
"We went straight to the address, which was connected to Hare, and Bieber was exhumed from a freshly dug grave.
HORRIBLE... A post mortem revealed that the dog had ingested a huge wipe (Image: RSPCA)
"He was extremely emaciated and a post mortem found he had ingested some kind of wipe, possibly a baby wipe or cleaning wipe of some kind, which was a huge 30cm x 12cm in size.
“He had been dead for at least a week."
As well as her ban, Hare was sentenced to a 12 month community order, including 220 hours of unpaid work, and ordered to pay £400 costs and an £85 victim surcharge.
Inspector Fisher added: "Despite five appointments being made to interview Hare, she didn't show up so we don't know exactly what happened to Bieber in the weeks or months before his death, but expert opinion is that tragically he suffered for at least three weeks before he died."