"June wasn't able to stay with her at the time," he explains. "So I had to let her stay with me for the time being. The situation really got out of hand."
What happened next, he says, was the result of simply not knowing any better.
"The shoestring around her mouth, I did it," he says. "When I spoke to animal control I told them that as well."
"They said, 'You can't do that. You can't make a homemade muzzle and put it around the dog's mouth. They need to sweat and how they sweat is through their mouth.'"
And the diaper? "That was a regular diaper for a dog. It wasn't a human diaper. It was a regular diaper I got from Walmart."
Love says he didn't put on the diaper after neighbor complained that June was relieving herself on the balcony - but rather, he had been told June was about to go into heat and would likely bleed.
"I'll never make that mistake again. It'll never happen again."
One reassuring reason that might be true: Love gave June back to her original owner.
"She's back home where she belongs," he says. "Her owner takes wonderful care of her."