Woman whose dog was seized by DSPCA admits to ill-treatment


The Dublin Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals seized a woman’s German Shepherd because of neglect, a court heard yesterday.

Maureen McAdam was before Tallaght District Court on a charge of animal cruelty.

Judge Anthony Halpin heard that McAdam’s dog had been put down by the DSPCA as it was in such bad condition.The dog was nine years old.

McAdam was co-operative and made a full statement where she admitted to not looking after the dog.

She told the gardaí the dog would get nasty if she tried to groom it.

McAdam (48), Bawnlea Crescent, Tallaght, admitted to ill-treating a female German Shepherd on November 1st, 2011, and November 30th, 2011, contrary to section 1 of the Protection of Animals Act, 1911, as amended by section 48 of the Control of Horses Act, 1996.

The court heard that an offender reparation report was not ready. McAdam’s lawyer, Pádraig O’Donovan, asked the judge to remand the case for completion of the report.

The case was adjourned to March 25th for the report and for sentencing.