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Animal welfare officers horrified by treatment of dogs found in NI house

Newtownabbey man jailed for total of 11 months after what judge described as ‘appalling’ act of animal cruelty

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One of the dogs

One of the dogs

One of the dogs, shortly after they were found at a house in Newtownabbey

One of the dogs, shortly after they were found at a house in Newtownabbey

One of the dogs

One of the dogs

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One of the dogs

Experienced animal welfare officers were shocked and disgusted at the condition in which they found two large dogs at a house in Newtownabbey.

Not only were the animals suffering from severe malnutrition, they were also living in a room with faeces and blood on the floor and one food dish had maggots under it.

The dogs’ owner, David Blair (44), was subsequently jailed for a total of 11 months for what Judge George Conner described as “an appalling case”.


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