Hamilton woman's dog cruelty ban welcomed

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Billy the dog
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The Staffordshire bull terrier had to be put to sleep to end its suffering

The Scottish SPCA has welcomed a woman's lifetime ban from keeping pets after she admitted failing to get the necessary treatment for her dog.

Lesley Ann Ure, 26, of Neilsland Street, Hamilton, pled guilty to the offence at the town's sheriff court.

She was given 100 hours community service and the ban for failing to get treatment for her Staffordshire bull terrier Billy.

Scottish SPCA Insp Gillian Dick said they were "delighted" with the result.

"Billy was in a horrendous condition as he had a severe skin complaint which caused him a great deal of pain and suffering," she said.

"Sadly, despite receiving treatment for the condition, Billy's health did not improve and he had to be put to sleep to end his suffering.

"If veterinary treatment had been sought when Billy's skin condition had appeared, the pain and discomfort he suffered could have been avoided."

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