Over a period of 2 days our inspectors removed 31 dogs, 46 rabbits, 9 guinea pigs, 6 geese, 37 chickens, 9 pigeons, 6 goats, 2 ponies and their foals. Others animals surrendered included geese, pigs and a number of horses and donkeys which were relocated to other Animal Charities.
In court the owner, a 74 year old Dublin woman pleaded guilty to 10 charges under the Animal Health and Welfare Act. She was given a six month suspended sentence and disqualified from working with animals for 5 years. The judge said “The facts outlined are appalling and beyond one’s wildest supposition”.