Lego the duck saved from "kids who tried to burn him on the stove"
Published 11/03/2014 | 14:09
The Dublin SPCA have received a ducking who was rescued from some children allegedly attempting to "burn him on the stove."
The lucky duck managed to escape with minor injuries, including singed feathers and a burn on his foot, according to the charity.
The DSPCA are investigating where the duck came from, and Lego is currently in foster care with a member of staff.
Speaking to Independent.ie, Gillian Bird, the head of Education and Media at the center, says that the DSPCA will "go down the school route" if other avenues are "not forthcoming." "It's what we would normally do if we can't speak directly to those involved; we send our Education team to the schools they might attend to have a chat with students about animal health and welfare. It's a more long-term solution."
The DSPCA are now prosecuting cases of animal cruelty under the new Animal Health and Welfare bill that was signed in on Friday, and they wish to encourage people to report any cases of cruelty to them. "We are urging people to report cases of cruelty to us. All information is completely confidential."