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Sydney dog abuser gets dogs back

melanie
May 16th, 2005, 06:37 PM
THIS WOMAN IS SICK AND SO IS OUR SYSTEM. you should have seen these dogs on tv, one dog was fund in a cage with 66kg of fecies. on the tv news these pups were shown, rocking back and forth in cages stacked 5 high, and she got them back, she makes me want to vomit :mad:


Scientist convicted of cruelty to dogs
By Natasha Wallace
March 16, 2005

A chief scientist at Royal North Shore Hospital has been convicted on dozens of animal cruelty charges after she admitted keeping 19 dogs caged for 16 hours a day.

Carol Maciver, of Maraylya, kept 28 dogs - border terriers and Irish wolf hounds - in a "filthy, squalid environment" contaminated with their own waste, the Downing Centre Local Court heard.

Maciver is a microbiologist at Royal North Shore, which did not return the Herald's calls yesterday. Maciver, a dog breeder and judge, was convicted yesterday of 39 out of 44 animal cruelty-related charges.

The RSPCA inspected her home last April and six border terriers were put down at her request.

The rest of the dogs were taken into RSPCA care. Many of the dogs had been kept in wire cages in her backyard but were also caged in plastic boxes inside the house, the RSPCA told the court at an earlier hearing.

"Some of the dogs contained within crates were exhibiting signs of stereotypic behaviour, rocking back and forth on their front legs in cramped conditions. The smell of urine and faeces inside the house was intense and sickening."

AdvertisementAll the dogs were underfed and most were suffering from medical ailments.

Yesterday Maciver was found guilty of all six charges of failing to provide veterinary treatment for the dogs as well as 14 of 19 charges of failing to provide adequate food.

She had earlier pleaded guilty to 19 charges of failing to provide proper and sufficient exercise for the dogs, but contested charges over feeding the dogs and providing medical care.

The magistrate, Vivian Swain, said that in some cases the RSPCA could not prove that the dogs were underfed.

The animals were suffering from heart murmur, diabetes and liver failure, illnesses which expert evidence suggested could have contributed to weight loss.

Outside court Maciver refused to explain the condition of the dogs.

The RSPCA's lawyer, Andrew Wozniak, said: "It's been quite some time coming. [The verdict] sends a message out there to dog breeders that animals can't be kept in that condition."

The Irish Wolfhound Club of NSW, of which Maciver is listed as secretary, could not be contacted yesterday. She will be sentenced on May 16


SHE GOT TWO OF THE DOGS BACK, THE JUDGE SAID THEY WERe NOT ABUSED AND SHE HAD DEPRESSION THAT WOULD BE ASSISTED BY THE RETURN OF HER DOGS, THIS WORLD SUCKS SO MUCH SOMETIMES.

IF I SEE HER IN THE STREETS OF SYDNEY EVER, I WOULD RUN HER DOWN.