Dog owner fined £500 for neglect of pet 'only identifiable by claw'

Pet owner lets her dog's fur become so matted vets couldn't tell what animal it was when it died - only identifying it from its CLAW WARNING: DISTRESSING CONTENT  Emma Louise Fiel, 54, neglected her pet dog in the period before it's death  The dog, known as Abbey, had matted hair and was defecating into her own fur Upon her death, Fiel approached a vet to arrange the of  her pet dog An inspection of the remains resulted in a criminal prosecution against Fiel  

By Darren Boyle for MailOnline

Published: 20:43 BST, 9 October 2020 | Updated: 20:52 BST, 9 October 2020

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A woman let her dog's fur become so matted that after the pet died vets were unable to determine what kind of animal it was.

Abbey, a crossbreed, died and was taken to the vets for - but when the cardboard box was opened the fur was so matted it was impossible to see it was a dog.

Owner Emily Louise Fiel, 54, neglected the dog so badly that 90 per cent of the animal's fur was matted.

Abbey the dog, pictured, was neglected by her owner Emily Louise Fiel, 54, ahead of her death

Abbey the dog, pictured, was neglected by her owner Emily Louise Fiel, 54, ahead of her death 

The cross breed was only identified as a dog when vets were able to see her claw, pictured

The cross breed was only identified as a dog when vets were able to see her claw, pictured

The extreme neglected meant Abbey was forced to lie in her own bodily fluids as they became trapped in her fur.

And the dog's

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