Dog tied to brick and drowned in Newry Canal - USPCA offering reward for information
The Ulster Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Animals has offered a £500 reward for information leading to a conviction about a drowned dog in Co Down.
The animal protection group has released an image of the animal with a brick tied to its leg which is too graphic to be displayed.
In a statement, it said that the body of a terrier type dog was removed by its staff from Newry Canal close to Damolly.
The area is known for being a popular spot for cyclists and walkers.
"The unfortunate animal was deliberately weighted down presumably to ensure it would not survive," a spokesperson for the USPCA said.
Despite a requirement for dogs in Northern Ireland to be microchipped, this animal had not received one.
Anyone with any information about who the dog's owner was or who was responsible for its death is being asked to contact the USPCA, which has said it will ensure the correct enforcement agencies are contacted.
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