AT Dungarvan District Court on Wednesday, Lionel Beresford with an address in Dungarvan, Co Waterford, entered guilty pleas in relation to a number of charges under sections 12, 13 and 14 of the Animal Health and Welfare Act 2013.

The case related to three male Foxhounds removed from a former hunt kennels on December 16th 2020. ISPCA Animal Welfare Inspector Alice Lacey found the three emaciated hounds living in filthy conditions. The hounds had nowhere dry to lie, were underweight, suffering from skin conditions and some had pressure sores.