A Bucks man who caused suffering to a pet dog by failing to treat his severe burns has been banned from keeping animals.

Conrad Mills, aged 45, was found to have caused unnecessary suffering to a male mastiff dog called Sampson by failing to get his wounds treated properly by a vet.

Appearing a Buckinghamshire Magistrates’ Court on May 26, Mills, of Angus Drive in Bletchley, was found guilty of a charge of causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal.

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The court heart how between December 26, 2019 and January 7, 2020, in Bletchley, Mills failed to get Sampson treatment for severe burns he had suffered, despite knowing how this could negatively affect the dog’s health.

Mills had denied wrongdoing, but the magistrates thought otherwise and found him guilty.

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The defendant was discharged conditionally for three years and has been banned from keeping any animals for 10 years.

Mills was also ordered to pay £371 costs.

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