Dog owner sentenced for starving her pet
A King Country beneficiary has become the first person to receive a custodial sentence for failing to provide for her dog.
The dog in question, Misty, was starved to nearly half of her normal weight.
Luana Adams was yesterday sentenced to three and half months home detention, disqualified from owning an animal for five years and ordered to pay vet and prosecution costs of $1993 via $10 weekly instalments.
Adams, 40, had earlier pleaded guilty to two charges brought by Te Kuiti SPCA of failing to provide food and water or adequate shelter for Misty, a white and tan crossbreed. MORE>>