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Animal Cruelty

Man fined €150 for causing a dog to suffer a "slow, lingering death"

The dog was found to have died from parvovirus and had not received any veterinary attention.

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A COURT IN Wicklow has made an order limiting the number of dogs which can be kept at a halting site in Bray.

The order comes after a man who lives there pled guilty to two offences of animal cruelty.

William Moorhouse was fined €150 yesterday for causing unnecessary suffering to two dogs.

The case came about as a result of an inspection conducted by Gardaí and ISPCA officials in April 2014 in the course of which a dead dog was found. The dog, a young Lurcher, was found to have died from parvovirus and had not received any veterinary attention prior to its death.

ISPCA Chief Inspector Conor Dowling told the court that the condition, which is highly infectious between dogs, can cause a “slow lingering death”.

The court also heard that there were numerous other dogs on the site on short chains.

Wicklow man fined €150 for causing unnecessary suffering to do ISPCA ISPCA

In addition to the court order, Judge David Kennedy imposed a fine of €150.

“We are pleased with the resolution of this case,” said ISPCA Chief Inspector Conor Dowling.

“The Animal Health and Welfare Act has allowed for the number of dogs kept on this site to be legally capped at a manageable level”.

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