Gardai investigate decapitated remains of bull terrier found in Clondalkin

Gardai investigate decapitated remains of bull terrier found in Clondalkin

THE decapitated remains of a bull terrier found in Clondalkin on Monday, has led to an investigation by Clondalkin gardai and the DSPCA.

On Monday afternoon, March 28, the DSPCA received a call from a member of the public alerting them to the body of a dog that had been dumped in a bin shed beside some apartments in South Dublin.

The dog, a large tan male un-neutered bull terrier type was found decapitated.

The animals remains were removed to the DSPCA Shelter in Rathfarnham and were examined by DSPCA Veterinary team.

Upon examination, a microchip was found and this will assist the investigation.  A cause of death has not yet been identified but the DSPCA believe the animal had been dead for no more than two days.

The DSPCA are calling on the assistance of the public to provide any details or information that may assist them in their enquiries.

“We know that the animal was not killed or decapitated at the place it was found and there is evidence that it was brought there in a vehicle and dragged a short distance to where it was dumped,” a DSPCA spokesperson said.

“We really need to find out what happened to this poor animal.  It is a disgraceful way to treat any animal and the fact that its head is missing is even more disturbing.”

A garda spokesperson told The Echo: “Gardai are investigating a suspected incident of animal cruelty following the discovery of a dead dog on Cooleven Green, Clondalkin on Saturday, March 26. No arrests have been made, investigations are ongoing.”

Anyone with information, is urged to contact the DSPCA Inspectors at 4994727 or Clondalkin Garda Station at 666 7600.

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