Three people convicted of offences after ISPCA investigations

The prosecutions relate to cases from June and October 2015

Three people convicted of offences after ISPCA investigations

A Labrador discovered during an ISPCA investigation | Image: ISPCA

Two separate ISPCA animal welfare prosecutions have seen three people convicted at Mallow District Court.

In the first, Patrick Morrissey of 51 Holy Cross Place, Charleville, Co Cork was fined €200 after admitting offences relating to the welfare of four Jack Russell’s - one of which was a nursing mother.

He was also given a further €200 fine for providing false information to an authorised officer.

While his son John, of the same address, pled guilty to obstructing an authorised officer and received a €300 fine.

The case dated from a day in June 2015 when ISPCA Inspector Lisa O'Donovan found a number of dogs living in dirty, stuffy sheds with no access to water.

Five adult dogs and five puppies were surrendered into the care of the ISPCA at that time.

Image: ISPCA

The second case saw Mary Morrissey of The Bungalow, Harrisson Place, Charleville, Co Cork fined €300 after pleading guilty to offences under the Animal Health and Welfare Act.

Two dogs, a Labrador and a German Shepherd, were seized by Inspector O’Donovan in October 2015 after she found them living in filthy conditions.

The Labrador was subsequently euthanized on veterinary advice due to a number of medical issues. The German Shepherd, named Prince, was surrendered and is now looking for a new home.

Inspector O’Donovan said: "There are two very clear messages here. Obstructing or giving false information to an Authorised Officer is an offence and failing in ones duty of care to their animals is also an offence."

"I am very pleased that ISPCA Intervention has contributed to a far better quality of life for these dogs".