Scottish SPCA Inspector Andrew Gray, who first came across Jasmine, said the dog was in discomfort and vets were left with little choice in putting the pooch to rest.

“Jasmine had been suffering from chronic excruciating osteoarthritis for months, if not years, as well as had actually been experiencing from her womb infection for a number of weeks.

“Sadly due to Jasmine’s condition and bad top quality of life, a veterinarian determined the kindest point for her was to be put to rest to stop more suffering.

The Glenrothes woman was sentenced at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court on September 21.

Scottish SPCA Inspector Andrew Gray, who first came across Jasmine, said the dog was in pain and vets were left with little option in putting the pooch to sleep.

He said: “When I was called out to the property I was very concerned as Jasmine was in a lot of pain and could barely walk. She was very thin with some bloating at the stomach area and also had discharge hanging from her rear end.

“Jasmine had been suffering from chronic painful osteoarthritis for months, if not years, and had been suffering from her womb infection for a number of weeks.

“Sadly due to Jasmine’s condition and poor quality of life, a vet decided the kindest thing for her was to be put to sleep to prevent further suffering.

“We welcome the fact that Cleghorn has been dealt with by the court and the sentence handed down.

“We hope she will give serious consideration about her suitability to care for other animals in the future.”