A TIPPERARY lady has avoided a jail expression after a dog stolen in Cork was found useless in squalid conditions in a concrete yard at the again of a home.
ridget Beer appeared prior to Choose John O’Leary at a new sitting down of Carrick-On-Suir District courtroom charged with managing stolen property contrary to area 17 of the Criminal Justice (Theft and Fraud Offences) Act, 2001.
The circumstance arose from a check out designed to a household in Carrick-On-Suir on April 22 past calendar year by ISPCA inspector Alice Lacey on foot of a request by the regional canine warden.
Ms Lacy explained how she observed 3 canines, a single of which was deceased, in the property to the rear of the premises which was coated in puppy faeces, plastics and other rubbish.
She instructed the court there was raw meat scattered during the yard and the “odor was putrid”. Inspector Lacey alerted Gardaí who attended the scene and the two stay puppies, a female brindle Whippet and a feminine black furry Lurcher, neither of which experienced been micro-chipped, were taken into treatment.
However, a microchip was observed on the entire body of the lifeless doggy, another whippet. A scan of the microchip confirmed the pet dogs names was Stan and it had been described shed, suspected stolen, some months previously.
Stan’s owner, Sean Redmond, instructed the court docket the pet dog had long gone missing the previous November along with a further doggy, which experienced arrived back to the Redmond’s Cork household additional than a week later on. Having said that, the Redmond’s never ever noticed Stan once more.
Ms Lacey explained to the courtroom she experienced still left a range of notices at the residence exactly where the canines had been observed and was contacted by Ms Beer, who explained to her less than oath more than the telephone that she had hand-reared the useless pet with a bottle since he was two-days old. She said she no extended lived at the house in dilemma but returned each individual day to feed the 3 canine.
In evidence Ms Beer claimed she experienced bought Stan by an on the web ad, but could not determine the vendor who had introduced the canine to her home . She preserved that experienced she regarded the puppy experienced been stolen she would have returned it.
She more claimed to have taken Stan to a vet to be taken care of for mange but was unable to describe why the vet did not scan the dog for a microchip.
Accepting Inspector Lacey’s proof, Judge O’Leary convicted Ms Beer declaring her behaviour had been reckless and that ended up it not for the simple fact she experienced a three-yr-aged son he would have imposed a custodial sentence.
He adjourned the situation right until Oct 7, by which time Ms Beer will have to pay Mr Redmond €500.
Even so, Mr Redmond claimed he would somewhat the money went to the ISPCA.
Commenting on the case, Ms Lacy said it emphasised the value of getting a canine micro-chipped
“While we had been not able to reunite Stan with his beloved owners at the very least there was some sort of justice for him and them. If he had not been micro-chipped modern conviction would not have been attainable and Stan’s homeowners would never have regarded what grew to become of him,” reported Ms Lacey.
“I would like to thank the Redmonds, we know how traumatic it is for people today when a cherished pet is stolen. Thankfully there was a happier result for the other two canine that were seized which identified loving new households”.
The ISPCA explained it encouraged members of the general public to proceed reporting any animal welfare considerations by means of their web site www.ispca.ie, by contacting the Countrywide Animal Cruelty Helpline on 0818 515 515 or by emailing [email protected]