Dog dies after it has its throat slashed in Cork
A dog who was found with its throat slashed in Cork has died of its injuries, an animal charity has confirmed.
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The Cork Dog Action Welfare Group (DAWG) received a call from the Gardai on Saturday after they found Marvin in a "bad way."
"He had lacerations on his body consistent with knife wounds and his throat has also been sliced," DAWG said.
"He was struggling to breathe and was rushed to the vets. His little body was stone cold and his was in a bad state of shock.
"The wound to the neck had missed the jugular by centimetres It is believed due to the nature and severity of the wound that a knife must have been the cause, he also has a large laceration to his back end."
The charity treated him but sadly the young dog has sadly passed away.
In a follow-up statement, distraught workers at the charity said his family are completely devastated at his death.
"The odds were not stacked in Marvin's favour, but we hoped and prayed that he might make it. Our hopes were echoed by thousands who read of his plight, Marvin’s story reached over 180,000 people, if prayers and wishes could have kept him alive Marvin would have lived forever.
"His family are completely devastated at his fate. So many people have asked if anything can be done to bring the perpetrator to justice. We have been in contact with the guards and they are following up on Marvin’s case.
"We have been informed there is CCTV footage in the area, and we would also appeal to any members of the public who may have any information to please contact us. Marvin is one of so many animals that suffer and die in this country in appalling circumstance."
They are asking the public to contact their local politicians to "ask them to ensure dogs like Marvin did not die in vain and that people who abuse animals will be held to account for their actions."