#TheList Sarah Currie of 175 Avenue Road, Lurgan, Craigavon BT66 7BJ – failed to ensure the welfare of a dog in her care
A case was brought against Currie by Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council under the provisions of the Welfare of Animals Act (Northern Ireland) 2011 following an investigation by an Animal Welfare Officer.
The officer visited Currie’s property at Avenue Road in November 2016 and discovered a dog being kept in poor conditions.
The dog was later taken into the care of the Council upon the advice of a veterinary surgeon, who having assessed his health and the conditions in which he was being kept, determined the animal was likely to suffer.
A council spokesperson commented: “This ruling will hopefully serve as a reminder that anyone who owns a pet, must take proper steps to care for them, as required under the Welfare of Animals Act (NI) 2011.
“The Council will take action against anyone found failing to ensure the welfare of an animal, and if necessary, they will be taken before the courts and dealt with accordingly.”
£100 fine; legal costs. Five year ban on keeping animals (expires October 2023).