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STUDENT BANNED FROM KEEPING DOGS FOR FOUR YEARS AFTER NEGLECTING HER PET

first_imgThe little terrier dog which was recovered by ISPCA officers.A judge has fined a student €200 and banned her from keeping animalsfor four years after she left her dog to starve.Natalie McGranaghan appeared at Letterkenny District Court charged with cruelty to animals. The court heard how ISPCA Inspectors went to Ms McGranaghan’s rentedflat at Leitir Ard, Letterkenny after hearing reports that a dog hadbeen abandoned there.Inspector Kevin McGinley told Judge Paul Kelly that he went toMcGranaghan’s rented home at Leitir Ard, Letterkenny, on March 12 lastyear after reports a dog had been abandoned there.He said he attended the flat on March 12th last year and could hear adog inside the property but could not see one.He left a note at the house asking the occupant to contact him andreturned two days later and again heard a dog and decided to callgardai who forced entry into the property.Inside the house he found an emaciated terrier dog abandoned, coveredin its own excrement.A bucket filled with water had been left beside the dog but it wasunable to drink from it as it was too tall for the pup to reach.“The dog was in a poor state. Its backbone was protruding and its ribswere prominent,” said Inspector McGinley.He traced owner Natalie McGranaghan to her mother’s home but she hadclaimed she had sold the dog.She later admitted she hadn’t – but claimed she had fed the dog twodays earlier.Judge Paul Kelly – looking at these pictures – remarked that “this wasan appalling thing to do to an unfortunate defenceless animal.”The case was adjourned until yesterday to allow Ms McGranaghan topay €400 in vet fees.Solicitor for the accused, Kieran O’Gorman said his client had beenthe vicim of online abuse since the case had been publicised.Judge Paul Kelly condemned those who engaged in such abuse from behinda keyboard and noted that such people were often more concerned aboutthe treatment of animals than they are about humans.Nonetheless, he added, there was a serious issue to be addressed and hefined Ms McGranaghan €200 and banned her from keeping dogs for fouryears.The court also heard that he dog has since made a full recovery.STUDENT BANNED FROM KEEPING DOGS FOR FOUR YEARS AFTER NEGLECTING HER PET was last modified: September 22nd, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DOGdonegalletterkennylast_img

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