#TheList Nichola McAvoy (AKA Nichola Esler), DoB 25/12/1973, of 66 Millfield, Ballymena, Co Antrim – neglected an elderly boxer dog who had to be put to sleep to end his suffering
McAvoy pleaded guilty to the charge of failing to ensure the welfare of a Boxer-type dog named Barney.
The charge was brought against McAvoy by Mid and East Antrim Borough Council under the Welfare of Animals Act (NI) 2011.
Barney had to be put down on veterinary advice.
No ban on keeping an animal was imposed by the court
Sentence: one-year conditional discharge, £169.60 costs.