A dog endured pain for 11 days after her owner tried to fix her broken leg with a homemade splint.
Selina Shepherd has been banned from keeping animals for 10 years after she pleaded guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to her Staffordshire bull terrier.
The dog, named Lola, nearly lost her leg and can now be rehomed as a result of Shepherd’s sentence.
Birmingham Magistrates’ Court heard the 36-year-old treated her pet at home after Lola was hit by a car on September 1.
It happened after she escaped from Shepherd’s garden in Bells Lane, Druids Heath, Birmingham, through an unlocked gate.Man trapped wild birds using glue and put them in cages just like Mr Twit
Shepherd failed to take Lola to see a vet, and was only confronted when a concerned member of the public reported her to the RSPCA.
Inspector Jonathan Ratcliffe visited the home, and had to call police as Shepherd was ‘hostile’ towards him.
He said: ‘She (Lola) was struggling to walk and could not bear any weight on that leg, she was clearly in pain.
‘I took her for veterinary treatment and it was discovered the break was made more complicated by the fact she had not been treated for nine days.
‘There was a real fear that she might have to have her leg amputated but thanks to the veterinary team her leg was saved and surgery was successful.Labour MP Fiona Onasanya tells court her brother 'sorted out' speeding ticket
‘The owner would not sign Lola over to us for rehoming so she has been looked after for 14 months in RSPCA care and thanks to the conclusion of this case we will now be able to find her a loving home.
‘This case highlights the fact that there is never an excuse not to get your pet’s veterinary treatment if they are suffering – especially in this incident when the dog must have suffered terribly with such a serious injury.’
Shepherd was also given a 12-week prison sentence suspended for 12 months and was ordered to pay £200 costs and a £115 victim surcharge.