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Dog gone Gardai highlight effects fireworks and bangers have on pets as they reunite lost dog with his owner

'Sam was found wandering around scared and slightly injured by tourists near Glenveagh Park'

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Sam ran away frightened after being spooked by the fireworks

Sam ran away frightened after being spooked by the fireworks

Sam ran away frightened after being spooked by the fireworks

Gardai in Donegal have reissued warnings of the effects fireworks and bangers have on pets and wildlife after they reunited a lost dog, Sam, with his owner. 

In a new Facebook post, gardai said Sam “was frightened yesterday, took off running and could not be located”.

“Sam was found wandering around scared and slightly injured by tourists near Glenveagh Park in Co Donegal," gardai revealed.

"They kindly picked up Sam and brought him to Falcarragh Garda Station. Garda Heekin took Sam to the local vet, made enquires and reunited Sam with his owner.”

They added: “As Halloween approaches please remember the effects fireworks and bangers have on our pets & wildlife.”

Meanwhile, gardai have also issued a reminder that with the clocks going back this weekend there is an increased risk of burglaries.

According to gardaí, burglaries are most likely to take place between the hours of 4pm to 9pm during the winter

They say that international evidence shows that there is an estimated 20 per cent increase in crime across the winter months.

In particular, a burglary is most likely to take place in the hours of 4pm to 9pm, while Thursday, Friday and Saturday are the most likely days for the crime in winter.

They issued the warning as the seasonal phase of Operation Thor, which is designed to tackle the anticipated increase in the number of burglaries and associated criminal activity that usually occur in winter months, gets underway.

Assistant Commissioner John O’Driscoll with responsibility for Organised & Serious Crime warned that residential burglaries have “a particularly devastating effect on its victims”.

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He added that his officers would focus efforts on interrupting and preventing burglaries over the coming months, while working with local communities and victims as part of the Operation.

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