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disturbing Horror after gruesome discovery of decapitated dog in south Dublin

"We really need to find out what happened to this poor animal"

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An investigation is underway after the gruesome discovery of a decapitated dog in south Dublin yesterday afternoon. 

The shocking find was made by inspectors after the Dublin Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (DSPCA) received a call that a dead dog had been dumped in a bin shed beside some apartments.

The body of the dog, described as a large tan male un-neutered bull terrier type, was found with its head missing.

The animal’s remains were removed to the DSPCA Shelter in Rathfarnham and were examined by the veterinary team.

The DSCPA said a microchip that was found will assist the investigation and although the cause of death has not yet been identified, they believe the animal had been dead for no more than two days.

The DSPCA, together with the gardaí at Clondalkin have launched a full investigation.

“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.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the DSPCA Inspectors at 01 4994727 or Clondalkin Garda Station.

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