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05th Sep 2019

Dead baby foal found roadside by DSPCA in Dublin

Rudi Kinsella

dead foal dublin

The foal was found in Baldonnel on Tuesday.

A dead new-born foal was found on the side of a road in Dublin on Tuesday 4 September.

The DSPCA have said that they were “horrified” to discover the dead horse, and that it looked like it had been “discarded like rubbish”.

Speaking to JOE, Gillian Bird of the DSPCA said that this sort of “disgusting” behaviour is typical of those who practice the dumping of unwanted things, “from unwanted dogs, cats or other pets to household rubbish, old mattresses, etc.”

A number of distressing images of the foal were taken, and they are of a sensitive nature:

dead foal dublin

dead foal dublin

The DSPCA have also expressed concern for the welfare of the mare who gave birth to the dead foal, in case she needs veterinary treatment.

South Dublin County Council will remove the foal for burial.

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