A man who performed ‘DIY surgery’ on a gaping wound on his dog’s leg with a staple gun he bought online has been banned from owning canines for seven years.
Aftab Karim, 40 ignored the advice of a vet to seek proper treatment for his black and tan Belgian Malinois, called Luna, after she suffered a ‘substantial’ cut to her leg.
He claimed he couldn’t afford the vet fees he had been quoted and resorted to using a non-medical staple gun he bought online to close the wound on the dog’s right hind leg.
Karim admitted a charge of causing unnecessary suffering after an RSPCA prosecution and was given a seven-year ban from keeping dogs by Kirklees Magistrates’ Court.
Aftab Karim, 40 ignored the advice of a vet to seek proper treatment for his black and tan Belgian Malinois, called Luna,…
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