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Animal Cruelty

Dog dies after his throat is slashed in Cork

“His little body was stone cold and he was in a bad state of shock.”

WARNING: This article contains images and details that some readers may find distressing.

A DOG WHO was found with his throat slashed in Cork has died from his injuries.

The Cork Dog Action Welfare Group (DAWG) took Marvin in on Saturday after local gardaí found him “in a very bad way”.

Sadly, he passed away shortly afterwards.

DAWG said the “odds were not stacked in Marvin’s favour” as his injuries were “horrific and life-threatening”.

“He had lacerations on his body consistent with knife wounds and his throat has also been sliced. He was struggling to breathe and was rushed to the vets. His little body was stone cold and he was in a bad state of shock.

“The wound to the neck had missed the jugular by centimetres. It is believed due to the nature and severity of the wound that a knife must have been the cause, he also has a large laceration to his back end.”

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In a follow-up Facebook post, the group thanked members of the public for their support:

If prayers and wishes could have kept him alive Marvin would have lived forever. His family are completely devastated at his fate.
So many people have asked if anything can be done to bring the perpetrator to justice. We have been in contact with the guards and they are following up on Marvin’s case. We have been informed there is CCTV footage in the area, and we would also appeal to any members of the public who may have any information to please contact us.

DAWG noted that Marvin is just one of many animals who are abused “in appalling circumstances”, with several dying from their injuries.

Last week a dog in Waterford had both her eyes removed after they were chemically burned.

DAWG has asked the members of the public to get in touch with their local TDs about the issue of animal cruelty “to ensure dogs like Marvin did not die in vain and that people who abuse animals will be held to account for their actions”.

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