Mr James Steele from Glenavy was recently found guilty of two charges under the Welfare of Animals Act (NI) 2011. The Donkey Sanctuary is now caring for the two remaining donkeys.
These charges related to Mr Steele’s failure to make adequate provision for the welfare of six donkeys and causing unnecessary suffering to the donkeys, which ultimately had to be euthanized.
Mr Steele pleaded guilty to the offences and as a result, the Court ordered he pay costs of £1,059.98 and £166. Mr Steele also received a six months suspended sentence.