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AN INVESTIGATION is underway after a dog’s body was found cruelly dumped in a drain in Donegal.
The shocking discovery was made by a member of the public, who found a deceased German shepherd dog near Ballinahone, Burnfoot.
ISPCA Senior Inspector Kevin McGinley was called to the scene, where he was confronted by the gruesome sight of the body of the female dog wrapped in a plastic shower curtain. Her body was left to rot in a drain.
Inspector McGinley said: “It was shocking and irresponsible to discover an animal discarded in this manner, clearly showing no respect for either the dog or the environment”.
Kevin added: “I scanned the deceased dog for a microchip and although microchipping is a legal requirement, there was no chip present, making it difficult to locate an owner. Investigations are continuing and we are appealing to the public to get in touch in confidence with any information to assist us with our inquiries”.
If you have any information or suspect animal cruelty, abuse or neglect to an animal, please contact the ISPCA National Animal Cruelty Helpline, in confidence on 1890 515 515, report online here or email firstname.lastname@example.org.