Belfast man who allowed German Shepherd dog to starve to death given community service and lifetime ban

Mark Elliott, given address Lendrick Street, Belfast, pleaded guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to his dog at Belfast Magistrates’ on Tuesday 2nd May 2017.

Belfast City Council officials were called to a property he formerly rented in Templemore Street in November 2014. Inside the flat, officials found the remains of the dog.

Spikey available for redirection and adoption.

This delightful individual, known formally as Spikeosaurus Rex, is now available for rehoming. Spikey is a 10month old female who was recently spayed and is currently looking for a home to terrorise call her own. She’s a firm favourite at the rescue and is a little dog that is full of character and grit.


Spikey is a strong character and while she can socialise with other dogs, she has very little tolerance for what she believes to be “rude” behaviour. She’s very strong willed, highly intelligent and likes to be right in the middle of things. Because of this, she will require experienced handling and a home where this personality type in the Shepherds is understood.

If you’d like to find out any more about Spikey, please contact us on Facebook.

Boomer available for redirection and adoption.

Boomer is a 3-4 year old, large (45kg worth of large), male who is available for adoption. We have no history on Boomer as he came to us from a council pound.


Our assessment of Boomer is that he enjoys his own company over that of other dogs so we would be happier with placing him in an only dog home. Considering his size, our usual restrictions around young children also apply.


If you’d be interested in finding out more about Boomer, please contact our Facebook page.