See mother-of-six’s mistreated dog before and after treatment

PUBLISHED: 16:19 19 January 2018 | UPDATED: 20:35 19 January 2018

Lisa Love outside Ipswich magistrates court. Picture: ARCHANT

Lisa Love outside Ipswich magistrates court. Picture: ARCHANT

Five-year-old Lola was rescued by the RSPCA after being mistreated by her owner. See what she looks like now after receiving the treatment she needed.

Lola following treatment by vets in Woodbridge. Picture: RSPCALola following treatment by vets in Woodbridge. Picture: RSPCA

The Staffordshire bull terrier cross was living with owner, Lisa Love, when RSPCA inspector Natalie Bartle found the pooch smelling foul and with a chronic long-term skin condition.

Love, 39, was found guilty in court this week of causing suffering to Lola by failing to address the skin condition.

Read the full story here: Mum-of-six allowed to keep pets despite animal suffering conviction

Representing herself in a trial before magistrates in Ipswich, Love denied the charge, claiming she did all she could for the dog. She also said she was aware of the condition but had not obtained treatment since moving house the previous May.

Magistrates found her guilty and ordered for Lola to be transferred to the RSPCA.

However, with no evidence of suffering in Love’s other animals, she was allowed to keep her other dogs, a corn snake and her son’s pet hamster.

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