Ballymena Court: Man and woman plead guilty to allowing Boxer dog to ‘suffer unnecessarily’

A MAN and woman have pleaded guilty to allowing a Boxer dog to “suffer unnecessarily,” Ballymena Magistrates Court has heard.

They have also also admitted a charge of failing to take reasonable steps to ensure the needs of the same dog.

And they have admitted a charge of failing to ensure the needs of a Jack Russell Terrier type dog.

The defendants are Seamus (36) and Stacey (34) Lee, of Drumalla Park, Carnlough.

A prosecution lawyer, on behalf of Mid & East Antrim Borough Council, told Ballymena Magistrates Court the Boxer dog was in “significantly worse condition” than the other dog.

She said a ‘disqualification’ application will be made but that she had spoken to defence barrister Michael Smyth and she believed that was to be “resisted”.

The full details of the case were not outlined to the court.

The case was adjourned to the end of November for pre-sentence reports.

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