William Mocsari (27) who appeared at Newtownards Magistrates Court yesterday charged with causing unnecessary suffering to animals on December 3, in that "being a person responsible for an animal, namely a dog and by an act or failure to act by another person caused unnecessary suffering to the said animal and you permitted that to happen or failed to take such steps as were reasonable in all the circumstances to prevent that happening."
Defence barrister Chris Holmes said Mocsari was not applying for bail at this stage.
He was remanded into custody where he is to under go psychiatric assessment.
District Judge Mark Hamill ordered him to appear again on December 23 via videolink.
(Irish News - Dec 10, 2016)