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Irish animal charity releases video of woman violently kicking a dog on her property

The ISPCA have released the video in order “to highlight the aftermath of the cruelty” that they deal with.

Woman violently kicks dog Cagney and Lacey

THE ISPCA HAVE released footage of a dog being repeatedly kicked in an attempt to “highlight the aftermath of the cruelty they deal with, all too frequently”.

The video shows a woman repeatedly kicking and stamping on a dachshund dog in a garden.

The dog, who had recently undergone surgery on her leg, is already wearing a protective collar when the violent incident occurs.

Source: ISPCA/YouTube

ISPCA inspector Lisa O’Donovan responded to an urgent call in relation to a dog being repeatedly kicked last April. Upon arrival she discovered two dachshunds, since named Cagney and Lacey.

Both animals were removed to ISPCA care for veterinary assessment. While Lacey (the dog shown in the video) required further surgery for her new injuries, both dogs have since been rehomed.

The woman in question appeared in front of Bandon District Court in the wake of the incident and was fined €300 for causing unnecessary suffering to the dog at her property.

“It was heart breaking to witness what had happened to this defenceless dog,” said O’Donovan.

Woman violently kicks dog Lacey the dachshund Source: ISPCA

She has such a pleasant personality, and there was absolutely no reason for her to have endured this horrendous attack.

O’Donovan said she is “disappointed” with the “leniency of the judgement”.

The ISPCA received more than 21,000 calls to its helpline last year from members of the public.

As a result of those calls more than 40 pending prosecutions are now before the courts.

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