#TheList Sarah-Jane Gilmore, born c. 1992, formerly of Douglas Terrace, Ballymena – allowed her pet dog to become dehydrated, anaemic and lethargic
Mother-of-two Gilmore pleaded guilty at Ballymena Magistrates Court on Wednesday 28 February 2018 to causing unnecessary suffering to a dog that was in her care.
The charge related to a severely emaciated Boxer-type dog, named Broxi. When examined by a veterinary surgeon, Broxi was found to be dehydrated, anaemic and lethargic requiring hospitalisation and the administration of intravenous fluids.
The vet concluded the dog had been suffering.
Sentencing: Gilmore was fined £100 and ordered to pay legal costs of £200, court costs of £34, an offender levy of £15 and veterinary costs of £150.
A council application to disqualify Gilmore from keeping animals were rejected by the court.