Dog owners could face jail over terrier’s rotting teeth (Vancouver Sun)
Ever feel guilty about not brushing your dog’s or cat’s teeth?
The Canadian owners of a mixed terrier named “Pudding” are facing possible jail time after animal welfare officers accused them of ignoring their dog’s dental problems and charged them with animal cruelty.
The Vancouver Sun reported that the SPCA in British Columbia had found the dog wandering the streets last summer with severe and painful periodontal disease. Officers returned the dog to its owners in Maple Ridge, a city east of Vancouver, and ordered them to treat the dog’s teeth.
But when officers did a follow-up check on Pudding, they discovered the work hadn’t been done, the paper said. Officers se
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