Cork woman permanently disqualified from keeping dogs 2 months ago

Cork woman permanently disqualified from keeping dogs

The woman in question admitted to six offences against animal health and welfare.

A 26-year-old woman from Cork has been permanently disqualified from keeping dogs after she admitted six offences under Sections 11, 12 and 13 of the Animal Health and Welfare Act 2013.

Jenny Foley was also made to pay €350 in costs for her offences.

The offences dated back to 27 November of 2018 when ISPCA Senior Inspector Lisa O’Donovan called to the defendant’s home in response to a report from a concerned member of the public and found "two malnourished Boxer dogs in a filthy enclosure".

The dogs (named Rocky and Ruby) were given into the care of the ISPCA and taken to be examined by a veterinary surgeon who found that they were "malnourished" and "suffering".

The court heard from Foley who said that she had the dogs since they were pups and that she always had problems maintaining their weight, but that she could not afford to have them checked by a vet.

Both dogs have made a full recovery and are now living in new homes.

O'Donovan spoke about Foley's offences, saying: "Owning an animal is a responsibility and there are no excuses for failing to ensure our pets get the attention that they need.

"Rocky and Ruby steadily gained weight in the care of the ISPCA simply through sufficient feeding. They both made a full recovery and are now living wonderful lives in their new homes".

Images of both dogs can be found here: