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State of distress Cork woman convicted for keeping pony in poor conditions

'It is alleged she was in possession of a pony tied to a post in a green area and found in a state of distress, dehydration and very poor health'

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'Kirk Douglas' as he has been named by rescuers has recovered from his ordeal

'Kirk Douglas' as he has been named by rescuers has recovered from his ordeal

'Kirk Douglas' as he has been named by rescuers has recovered from his ordeal

A woman has been convicted at Cork District Court on charges related to alleged animal cruelty for keeping a pony in poor conditions in the Mayfield area.

In April, Sergeant Pat Lyons outlined the allegations in the case against Lorraine Hogan of Liffey Park, Mayfield, Cork.

β€œIt is alleged she was in possession of a pony tied to a post in a green area and found in a state of distress, dehydration and very poor health,” Sgt. Lyons said.

The first charge states that on June 15, 2020 at Gweedore Avenue, Mayfield, Cork, she did cruelly keep a horse without caring for its medical, physical and nutritional needs, namely a Skewbald Gelding Miniature Pony, contrary to Section 1 Protection of Animals Act and Control of Horses Act.

She was fined 200 euro on this conviction.

The second charge states that on the same date and place she had a protected animal in her possession or under her control, without having regard to the animal's nature, type, species, breed, development, adaption, domestication, physiological and behavioural needs and environment, and that she failed to take all necessary steps to ensure the animal was kept and treated in a manner that safeguarded the health and welfare of the animal, contrary to the Animal Health and Welfare Act.

She was fined a further 150 euro on this conviction.

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