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Woman banned from keeping animals after dogs found in squalid conditions

The woman has been banned for five years

A woman who kept three dogs in squalid conditions has been banned from keeping animals for five years.

The dogs were removed from a property at Millington Park in Portadown in response to a complaint which was lodged by a member of the public.

Last week, Antoinette Lynott, of Kylemore Avenue, Coleraine admitted a charge that she ‘failed to ensure the welfare of an animal’ contrary to Section 9 of the Welfare of Animals Act NI 2011.

This followed the discovery of the dogs on May 11, last year.

After a veterinary assessment the animals were removed and taken into the care of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council.

District Judge Amanda Brady issued an order binding Lynott to keep the peace for twelve months and disqualified her from owning any animals for a period of five years.

The dogs have since been rehomed by the Animal Welfare team.

Head of Environmental Health Gillian Topping welcomed Ms Brady’s ruling stating: “Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council take the welfare of animals seriously and will always investigate Animal Welfare complaints.

“I would urge the members of the public to report any incidents of neglect of an animal on the following telephone number 02837515800.”

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