A dog was kept locked up in a small cage for two years without exercise by police, it has been reported.
She was seized after her owner was arrested on an unrelated matter in 2014 and was considered potentially dangerous by police.
A worker at the private kennel used by the force said police instructed staff not to exercise dogs held under the Dangerous Dogs Act.
Laura Khanlarian told the BBC that Stella left her kennel just twice during her stay so her behaviour could be assessed.
â€œWe were always told not to exercise or go into a kennel with any dogs, regardless of character, that had been brought in under the Dangerous Dogs Act,â€ she said.
â€œWe were under no circumstances allowed to touch any of those dogs at all under any circumstances - which was hard.
â€œAnimal welfare comes before anything, and that was my job. I donâ€™t believe I would be doing it properly if I would sit back and think thatâ€™s ok. It wasnâ€™t ok - itâ€™s not ok.â€
The dogâ€™s owner, Antony Hastie, attended court 11 times about her future. Earlier this month, it was ruled the dog should be destroyed.
Sgt Allan Knight, from the Devon and Cornwall Police dog handling unit, told the BBC: â€œThere will always be some dogs, for whatever reason, that cannot go back, and cannot get walked by staff because of the danger they possess.â€Read More
Authorities in clare have been urged to investigate the discovery of two animal carcasses on a beach in the tourist village of Doonbeg.
The dead animals â€“ believed to be a calf and foal â€“ were found on Whitestrand beach yesterday by a passerby.
The Animals Rights Action Network (Aran) said the animals appear to have been dumped on the shore.
The group believes the find may be connected to the dumping of at least 16 horses, cows and calves at the base of nearby Baltard Cliffs in Doonbeg back in April 2014.
Those animals were thought to have been thrown over 100 metres from the top of the clifftop.
John Carmody of Aran said: â€œWe urge the gardaÃ to find those responsible and to come down on them like a ton of bricks.
We would like that after authority investigations the bodies of these gentle, unfortunate animals can be carefully buried and given some final peace.
He said the group fears other animal carcasses could wash up in the same location over the coming days.
Clare County Council said it was investigating the case to determine the origin of the animals and circumstances under which they died.
Officials sent to the beach today discovered one of the dead animals and are now searching for the second, the council said.
The council is currently arranging for the first animal to be safely disposed of.
GardaÃ said they had not yet received any reports of the incident.Read More