Belfast Telegraph

Injured 'hunting' dogs put down

Seven badly injured dogs believed to have been used for hunting have been put down by vets, police have revealed.

They were among 12 terriers seized from a property at Castleblaney Road, Keady in Co Armagh last week.

A spokeswoman for the Police Service of Northern Ireland said: "Officers observed a number of dogs at the property who they believe have been used for hunting. Seven of the dogs, on veterinary inspection, had to be euthanised due to the severity of their injuries.

"The remaining five dogs are currently in the process of being re-homed."

The PSNI said two men aged 34 and 37-years-old were interviewed in relation to cruelty charges and a report was being prepared for the Public Prosecution Service.

Your Comments

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting?


From Belfast Telegraph