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Public’s help sought in Falcarragh dog cruelty case

The Collie being treated by a vet.

MEMBERS of the public in the Falcarragh area are being asked to help to identify a Collie dog found with bull wire embedded in its neck last week.

The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ISPCA) is investigating the discovery of the two to three year old found by a member of the public close to a beach in the vicinity of Erraroey, Falcarragh on Thursday, January 23.

The length of heavy duty fencing wire which was wrapped around the dog’s neck is believed to have been used to tether the animal. The wire had cut into the dog’s flesh leaving a deep open wound.

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The concerned citizen contacted the local Dog Warden initially who responded to the call and ISPCA Inspector Kevin McGinley was then called to investigate.

The female Collie is being treated in a local veterinary surgery. When fit, she will be taken to the ISPCA’s National Animal Centre to complete her rehabilitation.

“This is a very serious injury, but we are confident that she will make a full recovery. We would appeal for anybody who may have information as to the origin of this dog to contact the ISPCA on 1890 515 515 and we will treat all information in confidence,” Mr McGinley said.

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