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Dog put down after being found with 'severe injuries' in Newry

The injured dog.
The injured dog.

A dog has had to be put down after being found with severe injuries in the Newry area on Tuesday afternoon.

Police confirmed that the dog had to be put down after being found in the Pound Road area around 6.10pm on Tuesday.

Reports on social media claim that the dog (pictured) may have been the victim of an acid attack.

It was found injured by a woman who contacted the local dog warden. The woman stated that the dog was covered in burns and cuts.

"People don't deserve to have dogs! Poor pet afraid of its life. Breaks my heart," the woman wrote on social media.

"The dog was blind in one eye and had a hole in her back leg, she was in pain, the poor pet."

The dog was then taken to a local vet, but police said that it had to be euthanized "due to the severity of its injuries".

Social media suggest that the dog was a family pet and its name was "Patch".

Inspector McCullough said that enquiries were ongoing in relation to the incident.

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