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Nine Dogs To Be Put Down Following Rescue From 'Deplorable Conditions'

By katedemolder

May 23, 2017 at 1:30pm


A woman from County Waterford has been banned from owning dogs in the future following her failure to provide accurate welfare for a number of animals in her care, according to the Journal

78-year-old Anna Butler has been ordered by aWaterford District Court to “refrain from purchasing or having in her possession, or under her control, any dog”.

The Waterford woman had pleaded guilty to failing to provide a safe and healthy home for the nine dogs in her care in August 2016.

The Irish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ISPCA) took to Facebook to showcase the filthy conditions in which she was hosting the dogs.

Following a call from the ISPCA, nine Wheaten Terrier dogs were found living in her back garden. 

Upon examination, vets discovered that two of the dogs were severely emaciated, one dog had a burst ulcer on its face, while others were suffering from very poor teeth.

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The decision was made to put the dogs down. 

Butler was fined €100 and ordered her to pay €697 in veterinary costs.

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