Cian Irwin

Search for a person, place, crime or information

Receive updates by email

Enter your email address to subscribe and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Random Listings

  • Gary Kester Mathers
    Published 15/10/2020 on stuff.co.nz https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/123077201/waih-dairy-farmers-sentenced-on-animal-welfare-charges Gary Kester Mathers A Waihī dairy farming couple have been fined over $7500 for serious animal welfare charges. Gary Kester Mathers, 68, and Margaret Helen Mathers, 67, earlier pleaded guilty to seven charges which includedRead …
  • Raymond Albert Gardner
    Published on stuff.co.nz 22/06/2018 https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/104920012/nelson-farmer-banned-for-illtreatment-of-dead-rotting-and-dying-calves A Nelson judge found himself in a “very difficult position” when finding an appropriate sentence for a 77-year-old Richmond farmer charged with animal cruelty. Inspections of a Redwood Valley beef farm belonging to Raymond AlbertRead …
  • Alicia Victoria Keppel
    Alicia Victoria Keppel Published on www.newshub.co.nz on 31/05/2021 https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/rural/2021/05/hamilton-farmer-disqualified-from-owning-horses-after-letting-animal-starve-to-death.html A Hamilton woman has been disqualified from owning horses for a year after she let a horse of hers starve to death. Alicia Victoria Keppel, 53, was also sentenced to 100Read …
sad dog

Archives


Cian Irwin

Published on www.tvnz.co.nz on 18/02/2002

https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/christchurch-man-sentenced-after-kicking-partners-dog-death

Warning: This article contains graphic details and images (images have been removed) that may disturb some people.

Cian Irwin was prosecuted by the SPCA, pleading guilty to recklessly ill-treating the two-year-old Staffordshire terrier cross named Kiomi.

“It’s unbelievable that a person would treat an animal this way,” SPCA chief executive Andrea Midgen said today. 

In October 2018, a witness called the SPCA to say they heard a thud and a dog’s yelp, before seeing Irwin spray water on Kiomi and lift his leg and kick her.

The dog was dead by the time SPCA inspectors arrived, tied to the backyard’s washing line by a short lead.

A post mortem found Kiomi died after at least three forceful blows, rupturing her liver and damaging her head.

“The extent of her trauma would have caused Kiomi severe pain, insurmountable stress, and unnecessary suffering,” the SPCA said in a statement today.

Kiomi died tied to a washing line after being brutally kicked by her owner’s partner. Source: Supplied


Irwin said Kiomi belonged to his partner, and he was looking after her while his partner was away overseas.

He kicked the dog after coming home to find Kiomi had made a mess in the house, according to the SPCA.

After he tied her to the washing line and hosed her down “to clean her”, he went to work, leaving her alone and injured.

“Kiomi met a violent death after being kicked so hard her liver ruptured. She was then left to succumb to her injuries while tied to a washing line,” Ms Midgen says.

“She suffered greatly when she died.”

In Christchurch District Court today, Irwin was disqualified from owning companion animals for three years, ordered to pay reparations of $1337.25 and legal fees of $500, and sentenced to four months community detention.


Comments are closed


One Reply to “Cian Irwin”