Five dogs including puppies and a goat found dumped in a stream

Horrific: The animals were found dumped in a river in Meath
Horrific: The animals were found dumped in a river in Meath

The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ISPCA) is appealing for information following the discovery of six animals found dead in a stream.

An ISPCA inspector made the horrific discovery last Thursday after being called to the scene outside Killallon, Co. Meath. 

Elaine Whyte responded to a call received from Meath County Council regarding the animals and, on investigation, discovered three fertilizer and cattle feed bags. 

One bag contained the body of an adult female white goat, while the second contained the remmains of three male black puppies and the last the bodies of two black female dogs.

None of the dogs were microchipped and the goat was not tagged. As a result, an owner has not yet been located.

It appears the animals were not in the water for very long and all were dumped at the same time.

ISPCA Inspector Whyte said, “This is a truly horrific form of cruelty, resulting in the sad deaths of six animals. We encourage anyone with any information about the animals to come forward in confidence.”

The ISPCA is appealing for anyone who may have information about these animals or the circumstances surrounding their death to come forward in confidence.

If you have any information that might assist the ISPCA with their investigation, please contact the ISPCA National Animal Cruelty Helpline on 1890 515 515 or report in confidence online here.