Man fined $3,000 for amputating his dog's broken paw

A pet owner has been fined by a judge for illegally amputating his own dog's broken paw.

The dog was later seized by Quebec's agriculture ministry and put down after the injuries the dog sustained became badly infected.

The Quebec Order of Veterinarians sued the dog owner, Dominique Godin, for performing the procedure in the fall of 2016 without a proper licence to do so.

The decision came down in Quebec Court on Dec. 19 of last year — Godin will now have to pay $3000, plus another $750 in court fees.

In a statement, the Order stressed that people should never attempt to perform veterinary procedures on their own animals.