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Tuesday 16 July 2019

Dog tied to tree with its mouth taped in Co. Wexford

Debbie Hall from the WSPCA with the rescued Labrador.
Debbie Hall from the WSPCA with the rescued Labrador.

By David Tucker

A pet dog was found starving and tied to a tree, with his mouth taped up at the weekend.

The Labrador was found by a couple tied to a tree at Scar, Duncormick, at the weekend, otherwise it would almost certainly have died from thirst and hunger said the WSPCA's Brigid Cullen.

Brigid said whoever left it there committed an act of extreme cruelty.

'I can't understand why someone would do something like this, it's beyond anything you could imagine,' she said, 'why didn't they contact us or the dog warden and even say they had a stray that needed picking up.'

The Labrador, aged around five or six years, is being cared for by the WSPCA.

The WSPCA says whoever tied a family's pet dog to a tree with its mouth taped up committed an act of extreme cruelty.

The male Labrador was found by a couple out walking tied to a tree at Scar, Dunmcormick, over the weekend, hungry and thirsty, with its mouth taped over with duct tape, apparently to stop it barking to attract attention.

Brigid Cullen, from the WSPCA, said had the dog not been found, it would have died from thirst and hunger.

'He is very thin, but very friendly. In fact he was giving the paw to the couple who found him and to all of us,' she said.

'I can't understand why someone would do something like this, it's beyond anything you could imagine,' she said, 'why didn't they contact us or the dog warden and even say they had a stray that needed picking up.'

Brigid said the Labrador appeared to be a family pet.

'He could be a family pet that someone just wanted to get rid of or a neighbour's dog that was barking. I can't understand how someone could do this.. the level of cruelty is just getting worse.'

The abandoned dog is being looked after by the WSPCA and already has several re-homing offers.

Anyone able to shed any light on how the dog came to be tied to the tree should call the WSCPA on (053) 9143919.

A pet dog was found starving and tied to a tree, with his mouth taped up at the weekend.

The male Labrador was discovered by a couple out walking at Scar, Dunmcormick, hungry and thirsty, with its mouth taped over with duct tape, apparently to stop it barking to attract attention.

Brigid Cullen, from the WSPCA, said had the dog not been found, it would have died from thirst and hunger.

Brigid said whoever left it there committed an act of extreme cruelty. 'I can't understand why someone would do something like this, it's beyond anything you could imagine,' she said, 'why didn't they contact us or the dog warden and even say they had a stray that needed picking up?

'He is very thin, but very friendly. In fact he was giving the paw to the couple who found him and to all of us,' said Brigid.

Brigid said the Labrador appeared to be a family pet.

'He could be a family pet that someone just wanted to get rid of, or a neighbour's dog that was barking. I can't understand how someone could do this...the level of cruelty is just getting worse.'

The abandoned dog is being looked after by the WSPCA and already has several re-homing offers.

Anyone able to shed any light on how the dog came to be tied to the tree should call the WSCPA on (053) 9143919.

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