With desperation in its eyes, this neglected pet dog is stuck in a six-inch hole after attempting to make a frantic bid for freedom.
The Rottweiler-cross was left without food, water or fresh air for two days when her owner went partying with friends.
In a dash for freedom, distressed Bounce tried to squeeze through a small tumble dryer vent, only to become trapped.
Neighbours who spotted her forlorn face sticking out of the brickwork alerted the RSPCA who freed the pet with the help of firefighters.
Shocked inspectors found the flat, in Luton, Bedfordshire, filthy with faeces in every room.
Disgraced owner Montgomery Wandera, 24, was banned from keeping pets for the next five years after admitting neglect at Luton Magistrates' Court yesterday. He was also handed a 12-month community order of 100 hours of unpaid work and told to pay £500 costs.
Prosecutor Mark Jones told magistrates that Wandera disappeared for two days to go away with friends in January leaving Nikita with no food, water or fresh air.
Speaking after the hearing, RSPCA Inspector Mel Fisher said it was unacceptable case of wilful neglect.
She said: ‘The owner failed in his duty of care for the dog as it was left unattended for two days and had its head caught in the same hole on a previous occasion.
‘We just hope this case sends out the message to the public that under no circumstances can animals be left to fend for themselves, and it is not acceptable to leave them unattended for long period of times.
After making a full recovery, Bounce was been re-homed with a new loving family.