An animal rights group has expressed its horror after the mutilated body of a dog was discovered near rubbish bins in a block of flats.
On Monday afternoon, the DSPCA received a call from a member of the public telling them that the body of a dog had been dumped in a rubbish shed next to a block of flats in Clondalkin.
The dog, which was a large, un-neutered, light brown male Bull Terrier, had been beheaded
The animal’s remains were taken to the DSPCA shelter in Rathfarnham and examined by DSPCA vets
The organization, along with the Gardaí in Clondalkin, have launched an investigation into this gruesome discovery.
The investigation found the dog had been microchipped and the DSPCA said this will assist the investigation.
The animal’s cause of death has not yet been identified, but the animal is believed to have been dead “no more than two days”.
The DSPCA urges anyone with information that might assist their inquiries to contact the group in confidence.
“We know the animal was not killed or decapitated at the location where it was found and there is evidence that it was taken there in a vehicle and towed a short distance to its dumping site,” a spokesman said the DSPCA.
“We really need to find out what happened to this poor animal. It’s a shameful way to treat an animal and the fact that its head is missing is even more disturbing.”
“Gardaí is investigating an alleged incident of animal cruelty following the discovery of a dead dog on Coolveen Green, Clondalkin,” Gardaí said in a statement.
“No arrests have been made and investigations are ongoing.”
Anyone with information can contact the DSPCA inspectors on 01 4994727 or Clondalkin Garda Station (01) 666 7600.
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