News

Mother and daughter to fight animal cruelty charges in court

OWNER UP: Bianca Wogandt heads to court.
OWNER UP: Bianca Wogandt heads to court. Brendan Bufi

The horses' owner Bianca Wogandt and her mother June, who was allegedly in charge of the daily care of the two mares, have pleaded not guilty to breaching their duty of care under the animal protection act.

The animal welfare watchdog removed the 11-year-old horses from a property at Dundathu last December following concerns for their health.

MORE NEWS:

RSPCA inspector Penny Flaherty will allege that when she arrived at the property the horses were in "very poor condition and the RSPCA has evidence to indicate that they were underweight to the failure of the persons in charge to provide appropriate feed".

It will also be alleged that the seizure and prosecution followed "exhaustive long-term efforts by the RSPCA to educate and work with the persons in charge to improve the condition of the horses in a lasting manner".

The Wogandts pleaded not guilty in March and appeared in the Hervey Bay Magistrates Court yesterday where they said they would continue to contest the allegations.

A hearing mention has been set for May 27.

Topics:  animal cruelty, editors picks, rspca




Same-sex marriage vote 'pointless' says researcher

“They need to give MPs a conscience vote and just get it done.''

Man extradited over stabbing death didn't face court

Man extradited over death did not face court this morning

$70b opportunity to make us $3000 a year better off

Report reveals potential to power Australia's biggest employers

Latest deals and offers

The Big Music Quiz gives The Block a run for its money

Darren McMullen hosts the TV series The Big Music Quiz.

NEW challenger in TV ratings race shakes up Sunday night.

Britney Spears calls Carpool Karaoke appearance "awkward"

Britney Spears admits her Carpool Karaoke segment was "awkward"

Mariah Carey's sister Alison arrested for prostitution

Mariah Carey's sister has been arrested on charges of prostitution.

VIDEO: What did Thor do during Captain America: Civil War?

Short explains why Thor wasn't in Civil War film.

Hilarious mockumentary features star of the film Chris Hemsworth

Meet Toowoomba's top exotic dancer

WINNERS ARE GRINNERS: Exotic dancers (from left) Alice Morgan, Celeste and Frenchie are heading to the United States after competing in Miss Vault 2017.

Dancers vie for top spot at Toowoomba's only strip club

That's a wrap: Gympie Muster celebrates 35 years in style

Caitlyn Shadbolt performs at the Muster Club on Sunday August 28 at the Gympie Muster.

Country music festival blessed with great weather and bumper crowds

REVEALED: Pat Rafter's $18m Coast house on the market

Check out the photos of the Coast's most expensive property for sale

The "correction we had to have" in Gladstone's rentals

UPWARD MARCH: The rental vacancy rate in Gladstone has improved for the first time in more than a year, providing a confidence boost in the market.

Vacancy rates improve with signs that things are getting betterF

ISLAND FOR SALE: Cheap Fraser Coast island drops price again

Suna Island in the Great Sandy Strait will be auctioned by Ray White Hervey Bay on Saturday morning.

This is the cheapest island you will find for sale in Australia

How a family home can fit on a 250sq m block

This is what you can build on 250m2.

Here's the floor plan of a home built on 250sq m

$100m plan for Curtis Island 'world class' luxury resort

$100 million resort: Top views at Turtle Street at Curtis Island.

"At the moment we think it meets all the town planning approvals.”

Noosa mayor on "red alert" over planning court decision

Mayor Tony Wellington hands down his first budget.

Mayor upset at lack of say about look and feel of Noosa