A picture of the dogs at the site as published by the Sunday World.

Seized dogs sent for re-homing

Four dogs lifted by the county warden from a site near Kilnaleck earlier this year have all since been sent for re-homing, it can be confirmed.

A spokesperson for Cavan County Council stated: “The dogs in question were surrendered to the Cavan County Council dog warden on July 18, 2021, and have since been sent to animal rescue for re-homing.

“As this incident is the subject of an active Garda investigation, Cavan County Council cannot comment further.”

A garda spokesperson responded to say that gardaí are continuing to investigate suspected animal welfare offences at Aghgegna in relation to the seizure of said animals.

The dogs were seized from the father of Fianna Fáil councillor Craig Lovett.

Cllr Lovett (27), a former All-Ireland jiving champion who has also appeared TVs ads for supermarket Lidl, and is a livestock auctioneer and estate agent told this newspaper at the time to contact his father Martin regarding ownership of the dogs.

Martin, an electrician by trade, then told this newspaper when contacted: “They’re my dogs, so that’s one owner, myself.”

He further stated that his son did not own the land on which the dogs were seized. He did not clarify who owned the land.

None of the dogs seized required medical treatment.