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Antrim's animal cruelty shame

Thursday, 1 March 2018

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ANTRIM and Newtownabbey Borough Council has released shocking pictures of cruelty inflicted against two pet dogs in the borough - after taking a successful prosecution against their abuser.
The council has been congratulated for helping to secure the first ever immediate custodial sentence for animal cruelty in the borough and has warned that it will continue to take formal action and prosecutions against those who do not take care of their pets.
A man is appealing a three-month sentence handed out last week after he pleaded guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to a Rottweiler type dog and a Rottweiler/Dobermann cross type dog at an address in Antrim on April 4 last year.
Judge Liam McNally said that the dogs, 'Leonard' and 'Penny', who belonged to the accused's ex-partner, would have suffered 'excruciating pain'.
*Read the full shocking story in this week's Antrim Guardian

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