Update: ‘Bingo’ the dog’s owner has since been found and they will be reunited shortly.
GARDAÍ IN PEARSE Street are appealing for information about a small dog that was handed in this evening after being found in the South Great George’s Street area of Dublin.
The dog was found at around 7.45 pm with a red and black lead still attached and gardaí believe it had been tied up outside a shop and got loose. Speaking to TheJournal.ie, a garda in Pearse Street station said he has been taken to a vet and is in good condition but is not micro-chipped.
“He’s not neglected at all and we gave him some food in the station here but he wouldn’t eat it,” the garda said. “He’s a lovely little thing, he didn’t even bark the whole time he was here.”
CCTV footage at the Euro 2 shop on South Great George’s Street show the female owner, who is a woman thought to be aged in her 50s, tie the dog up at around 6.15pm. The woman is later seen “frantically searching” for her dog.
Gardaí in Pearse Street named the dog ‘Rocky 2′ but have no facilities in the station to keep the dog for the night.
“The vet agreed to take him for the night but where we’ve left him now they’ll hold him for a day or two and then hand him over the pound where he could be put down or rehomed,” the garda said. “It’d be a shame to see him put down, he’s a good little thing.”
The garda said animals are often handed into the station and the last time it was an irate swan. “Someone just came in and handed him across the counter to us,” they said. “It was a really cross swan as well, we had to put him in a cell for a while to calm down”.
Anyone who can identify the dog found this evening is asked to call Pearse Street garda station on 01 6669000.