A FAMILY'S beloved pet dog is fighting for its life after it was savagely attacked by hounds on a weekend hunt, it has been claimed.
Gardai in Graiguenamana, Co Kilkenny, have launched an investigation into the alleged incident which happened at Bahana Wood, north of St Mullins, in Co Carlow.
Rene Jaggli said that he and his four sons – aged 10, 13, 16 and 17 – were in the woods with their dog Kas when hounds from the Carlow Farmers Hunt attacked their terrier.
"They just tore him apart. It was unreal, it was like you see in a horror movie," Mr Jaggli added.
Gill Browne, of the Carlow Farmers Hunt, said at this stage there was no evidence the dog was attacked by hounds from the hunt.