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Man fined £200 after abandoning his dog

By Staff Reporter

A man from Co Armagh has been fined £200 for abandoning his rottweiler.

Brendan McCabe (49), of Moss Row, Darkley, was found guilty in his absence at Armagh Magistrates' Court on Friday March 10.

The case arose from an animal welfare complaint received by Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council in June 2015 about a dog that had been left on its own for approximately five days at Lir Gardens, Keady.

On investigation of the complaint, an animal welfare officer found a male rottweiler-type dog in the yard of the property.

Mr McCabe was no longer living in the area and had not made any arrangements for care of the dog at this location, nor had he made any arrangements to take the dog with him to his new address.

The animal was subsequently examined by a vet and taken into possession by the council.

A judge fined Mr McCabe £200 and awarded a total of £248 in costs to the council.

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