Magee welcomes clarification from RSPCA and the PSNI
Sinn Féin Councillor JJ Magee has welcomed clarification from the RSPCA and the PSNI about the misreporting of an incident involving a dog in the New Lodge area of North Belfast.
Speaking after the RSPCA and the PSNI gave the dog a clean bill of health and said that media reports were based on a misunderstanding of the facts Cllr Magee said:
“I welcome the clarification from the dog owner, RSPCA and PSNI in relation to this matter.
“Animal cruelty cannot be tolerated and I welcome the swift action of both the RSPCA and the PSNI to ensure that the dog was safe and to clear up the misrepresentation of the facts as reported on social media and in the media.
“It is disappointing that some including local political representatives chose to comment on this matter without ascertaining the facts and this has caused unnecessary hurt and distress in the local community.”