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Animal Cruelty

Bag of dead puppies found dumped in Meath stream

The animals were found in fertiliser bags last week.

Warning: This article includes a graphic image of animal cruelty that some readers might find distressing. 

ANIMAL WELFARE AUTHORITIES have appealed for information after three dead puppies were found dumped along with other animals in Co Meath.

The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ISPCA) said the bodies of five dogs – three male, black puppies and two female, black adult dogs – and a white, female goat were discovered in a stream outside Killannon last week.

Inspector Elaine Whyte found the corpses in three fertiliser and cattle feed bags after responding to a call from Meath County Council on 5 October.

One bag contained the bodies of the puppies, another the goat’s body and a third the bodies of the two female dogs.

The ISPCA said none of the dogs were microchipped and that the goat was not tagged, meaning their owners have not yet been located.

“It appears the animals were not in the water for very long and all were dumped at the same time,” the group said.

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Inspector Whyte added: “This is a truly horrific form of cruelty, resulting in the sad deaths of six animals. We encourage anyone with any information about the animals to come forward in confidence.”

Any person who can assist the inquiry has been asked to contact the ISPCA national animal cruelty helpline on 1890 515 515 or confidentially report information on its website here

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