€500 reward following discovery of dead dogs

A local businessman has offered a €500 reward for any information that leads to a prosecution following the discovery of two dead dogs at a bog between Castlerea and Ballymoe on Tuesday.

A local businessman has offered a €500 reward for any information that leads to a prosecution following the discovery of two dead dogs at a bog between Castlerea and Ballymoe on Tuesday.

The brown spaniel and a black and white terrier, were found, along with a feeding bowl, in a crate which was submerged in water in the same area where a a collie was found abandoned last week.

The grim discovery was confirmed yesterday by the Roscommon SPCA and it is believed the dogs had been in the water for a number of days.

The dead animals were removed to Cloverhill Veterinary Surgery yesterday (Wednesday), where plans will be made for both dogs to be cremated.

A local businessman, who wishes to remain anonymous, contacted the Roscommon People following the discovery and has offered a €500 reward for information.

A post on the Roscommon SPCA Facebook page read: ‘We are having those two poor dogs cremated and we’ll have their ashes scattered somewhere nice. By doing this we can afford them the dignity in death they deserved (but) never got when they were alive.

‘Thank you to Donna Andrews and Mary Joyce for retrieving the cage with the dogs and transporting it to Cloverhill Vets’.

The voluntary group confirmed that the Gardaí and the Animal Welfare Inspector have been notified of the discovery.

Donations to Roscommon SPCA can be made via Paypal and more information is available on the association’s Facebook page.