Saturday 20 January 2018

Collie tied up and left to die at charity gates

An unidentified man ties a collie to the front gate of the Dogs Trust rehoming charity in Finglas
An unidentified man ties a collie to the front gate of the Dogs Trust rehoming charity in Finglas
The man then drives off in a dark-coloured Peugeot 607

AN elderly border collie was tied up to a gate and left to die at the Dogs Trust rehoming charity in Finglas, Dublin 11.

CCTV footage revealed a man dressed in a suit driving up to the centre in a dark-coloured Peugeot  - he then tied to the female dog to a gate in broad daylight early on Friday July 5.

Workers at the centre were alerted to the dog's plight when they heard the collie crying.

“A staff member heard crying and was horrified to find this beautiful lady lying down outside tied to the gates of the centre,” Dogs Trust centre manager Catriona Birt said.

The dog was suffering from chronic abdominal pain and was given pain relief immediately, she added.

However, the animal had been badly neglected.

“The poor dog was in excruciating pain having been severely neglected, there was severe hair loss on her rear possibly from being left in her own faeces for long periods of time.

"She had renal failure and no mobility.

"She was taken to an external vet to be sedated for an x-ray.

"The difficult decision to euthanize the dog under sedation was made by the vet as she was past the point of recovery and in unbearable pain.  We are all terribly upset,” she added.

Mark Beazley, Dogs Trust executive director added:

“This incident has shocked all the staff in our charity."

Just last September, a dozen people offered a home to a little terrier who was dumped over an eight foot fence at the rescue.

Memphis the terrier was left by a man who arrived in a dark-coloured Mercedes.

The Dogs Trust claimed the man threw the dog over the eight foot fence.

The organisation rescues and rehomes more than 1,000 dogs each year.

It receives no state funding and raises money for food, shelter and vet bills itself.

The Dogs Trust has reported the latest incident to the local Garda Station in Finglas and is appealing for anybody with more information to please contact the Garda on duty on 01 666 7500.


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