ISPCA Appeal For Information After Horse Found With Gunshot Wounds

The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ISPCA) has appealed for information after two horses were found with gun shot wounds on the Cork/Limerick border.

It is understood a member of the public called the society after finding a horse lying dead on the side of a road. A second horse was found in a nearby field bleeding "profusely" from a gunshot wound on its side.

The second horse, a mare, also lost a foal it was carrying.

A veterinary examination revealed that both animals were suffering from a single puncture wound to their right flank.

ISPCA's Chief Inspector Conor Dowling said: "At this point in time we do not know how the horses came to be in this position. None are identifiable as they were not microchipped. Whatever the circumstances, these animals endured the most terrible suffering. 

"We appeal to anyone with any information regarding this incident to contact the ISPCA National Animal Cruelty Helpline on 1890 515 515 or Killmallock Garda Station."


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