Reward of €2,000 offered to catch person who left dog with severe burns and pierced holes in its back
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A reward of up to €2,000 has been offered to catch the person who abused a dog through a fence in Cobh, Co. Cork.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) have offered up to €2,000 for information to help find the culprit who left the dog with severe burns and pierced holes in its back.
Chemicals were poured over the dog and it was jabbed with a rod repeatedly through a fence while it was in its owner’s back garden.
A second similar incident occurred in Ballincolig, Co. Cork two weeks previous, where a dog was doused with chemicals while its owner was at work.
"It's imperative that any community faced with a cruel and callous act such as this take measures to find the culprit and bring him or her to justice," said PETA Foundation Director Elisa Allen.
"Animal abusers are a danger to everyone – they take their issues out on whoever is available to them, human or non-human – and must be caught before they act again."
Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.