|Photo taken 25 June 2010|
A local Woodenbong woman appeared in Kyogle Local Court on Thursday 14 July 2011.
She pleaded guilty to two charges of failure to provide proper and sufficient food and four charges of failure to provide veterinary treatment to her two dogs.
An RSPCA Inspector responded to a complaint about the dogs' poor condition on 25 June 2010. The two female Great Dane dogs were taken for immediate veterinary examination. The woman surrendered the younger of the dogs to the RSPCA and the other was taken into custody. The older dog succumbed to her intestinal problems and died that night.
Both dogs were diagnosed as emaciated. Both had flea infestations and very heavy Strongyloides intestinal worm burdens.
The woman was convicted and fined $800 for each of the two food charges. She placed on a twelve month Section 9 good behaviour bond for the four veterinary charges. She was also ordered to pay $79 Court costs and $1,010.60 veterinary costs (total fines $1,600; total costs $1,089.60).
The surviving dog recovered and was rehomed by the RSPCA.
All charges are under NSW Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act and Regulations.