ISPCA reissues information appeal about a dog found chained to a pole with part of its leg missing
The ISPCA has issued another appeal for information in relation to a young German shepherd/Akita dog that was left chained to a pole near the entrance of the ISPCA’s National Animal Centre.
The dog was discovered on Sunday night, 10 November.
After being found, the dog was rushed to a local veterinary practice where it was discovered that it had a horrendous leg injury. Part of the dog’s leg was missing.
After receiving a full medical assessment and expert veterinary advice, it was decided that due to the severity of the suffering that the dog was enduring and the low probability of successful treatment, the dog should be euthanised on humane grounds to stop it from further suffering.
Speaking about this incident of animal cruelty, Chief Inspector Conor Dowling has said: “We are extremely anxious for any information that will help us establish how this dog came to be in this situation, how the injury occurred and who abandoned him on a cold, wet evening. The pain and suffering that the dog endured is quite unimaginable and we would appeal to anybody who knows anything at all to make contact."
Anybody with any information is asked to contact the ISPCA National Animal Cruelty Helpline in confidence on 1890 515 515 or make an online report online here.