An upsetting report of a dog kidnap and killing.
Dundrum based Robert Kenny, of Happy Tails Pet Detective agency contacted Leinster Animal Rescue to tell them of the alleged crime.
He had this to say:
THIS IS CLARA A 5 MONTH OLD TERRIOR CROSS I HAVE BEEN WORKING ON OVER THE PAST 2 WEEKS.THIS EVENING THE DOG WAS RECOVERED DEAD AFTER A RANSOM DEAL WASNT MET BY ME AND HER OWNER.THE CONDITIONS OF THE ANIMAL WERE HORRENDOUS.I WILL HAVE AN AUTOPSY CARRIED OUT TOMMORROW AND SHALL PROCEED TO HAVE THE INDIVIDUALS BROUGHT TO JUSTICE FOR THIS CRIMINAL END.PET DETECTIVE
The young dog was not a pedigree but may have been mistaken as such. The owner, dog-trainer Julie Holmes, posted a €500 reward after the dog, who was not of value for resale, went missing in the Clondalkin area on March 20th. The dog was microchipped and Julie speculated the dog had been stolen for breeding. The Clondalkin News reports anecdotal evidence suggests a rise in the number of missing dogs in recent weeks, with a spokesman at Clondalkin Garda Station saying that there is a large number of missing dog posters in the station at present. “There is an epidemic of dogs being stolen left, right and centre,” said Julie, who rescued Clara from Laois Animal Rescue in November last year.
Original post from Leinster Animal Rescue
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