Probe into yellow line on dead cat
A local authority in the Republic has apologised for the distress caused when a dead cat was painted over on the side of a road.
The black and white cat was lying at the side of the road with a stripe of yellow paint over its front and rear paws.
Kerry County said it is examining how the incident happened, where road markings were apparently painted over the animal that was lying dead by a ditch near Ballyheigue.
Animal welfare groups and members of the public expressed concern since the picture emerged on social media. Animal Help Net Kerry said the incident was shameful because "nobody cared enough" to move the cat.