A ST Ives woman has been banned from keeping animals for 10 years after her puppy suffered three broken legs in three weeks.

Huntingdon Magistrates' Court was told that Joanne Warcup, 35, was in the garden of her first-floor flat in Norris Road on July 19 when her mother, who was holding Kenzie by an open first-floor window, offered her a cup of tea.

Warcup called up to her dog, saying that she would be up to see him and headed for the stairs. She met her mother on the stairs who said Kenzie had jumped out of her arms and out of the window.

Kenzie was taken to the Ouse Valley Vets but Warcup later took Kenzie home, depriving him of treatment, the court was told on Tuesday. RSPCA and police officers were sent to Warcup's home and Kenzie was taken away to be treated.

Robert Starr, prosecuting, said Kenzie had sustained a fracture to a rear leg three weeks previously, and that in the incident on July 19, Kenzie had broken a bone in his front right leg and another in a rear leg.

In mitigation, Warcup said she took Kenzie to another vet and had only deprived her dog of treatment for four hours.

The court heard that the first broken leg had occurred when Warcup was out. She returned to find Kenzie holding his leg up and took him to a vet.

Warcup admitted causing unnecessary suffering to an animal and was fined £100 and was ordered to pay £1,208 costs and a £15 victim surcharge. She was also deprived of ownership of Kenzie and banned from keeping animals for 10 years.