Truck driver denies starving great danes for four weeks.
Irish Independent, 25/9/1997
Eight Great Dabe dogs were found in an emancipated condition in a truck drivers yard a court heard yesterday.

Eight Great Dane dogs were found in an emaciated condition in a truck drivers yard a court heard yesterday. Three had to be put down, one died later and the rest were treated and found new homes, Judge Desmond Windle was told. Their owner David Traynor of Newtown Upper, Rathcoole, Co Dublin, was convicted of cruelly ill-treating the animals at his home on September 16th 96. Sentencing was adjourned to October 28th to allow him come up with ₤1,800 costs and veterinary expenses. A DSPCA inspector told the court “the dogs had suffered a large amount of hair loss, their ribs and hips were protruding and you could see pressure wounds on their sides.” A DSPCA vet estimated the dogs had not been fed for three to four weeks and one dog was so emaciated that its eyes had sunken into its head while most of the dogs appeared nervous of human contact.