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Taylor makes it Two! Two Dogs Dumped in Dublin City in Under Two Weeks.

Wednesday December 21, 2011

The DSPCA, Ireland’s oldest and largest animal welfare charity today expressed its serious concern regarding animal safety in this city.

Tuesday 20th December, just a week after a Doberman was discovered dumped, injured and hog tied to a concrete post off Davitt Road, the DSPCA was called to a scene on the Balgaddy Road area of Clondalkin, Dublin 22 where a seriously ill, small, mixed breed female dog; aged between one and two years, was allegedly thrown over what is believed to be a 10ft wall  into a resident’s back garden. The dog is not microchipped, nor was she wearing any form of identity or collar when she was discovered.

The shocked resident made the gruesome discovery and immediately contacted the shelter where inspector Liam Kinsella responded to the animal’s plight. Arriving at the scene, Inspector Kinsella rushed the dog to the shelter for urgent veterinary treatment, such was his concern for her survival.

According to Inspector Kinsella, the animal, whom staff have named Taylor, as “she’s a little fighter like Dublin boxer Katie Taylor, and is fighting for her life,” is jaundiced, non responsive and on an intravenous  drip with bloods being taken and sent to the lab for analysis. 

Spokesperson, Miriam Kerins, Communications and Public Relations Officer for the charity said, “Our dedicated veterinary team are working round the clock in an attempt to keep little Taylor alive; she’s currently vomiting and experiencing diarrhea so it’s a nail biting situation and  we’re awaiting results.  If this dog was thrown over a wall, then this is most definitely a despicable act of cruelty to inflict on a sick and defenseless animal. If anyone has any information, we would urge them to contact us at 01-4994700 or contact an Garda Siochana.

 The DSPCA is a registered charity, (charity No CHY1047), is non government funded and depends upon donations from members of the public. If you would like to donate to the shelter and Taylor's care, then please contact us on 01-4994700


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