Lake Clifton woman accused of animal cruelty set to stand trial

A Lake Clifton woman accused of animal cruelty offences will stand trial in Mandurah later this year.

A Lake Clifton woman accused of animal cruelty offences will stand trial in Mandurah later this year.

A Lake Clifton woman accused of animal cruelty offences will stand trial in Mandurah later this year.

The woman, who is also facing an assault charge against her son so can not be named, has been charged with three counts of ill treating an animal contrary to the Animal Welfare Act.

She pleaded not guilty in Mandurah Magistrates Court on Tuesday.

The charges relate to a mare, a foal, and a male horse in the woman’s care.

The cruelty offences are alleged to have happened on or about March 22, 2016.

Two witnesses will provide medical evidence at the trial which will be heard on August 7.

Prior to that date, the same woman will attend a trial allocation hearing in relation to allegations she assaulted her son on September 25, 2016 at Lake Clifton.

She denies this charge.

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