In what can only be described as a sickening act of animal cruelty, a Co Laois family have been left heartbroken and devastated after their beloved pet dog was found wrapped in wire and nailed to a tree.
The gut wrenching story, has now led to a social media campaign to find the culprits behind the despicable and deplorable act.
In a detailed Facebook post the dog’s owner, John Kingston, revealed the heartbreaking news of how he learned of his beloved dog death, after the lovable dog was returned to him by a kind passer-by who found his remains tied to a tree in the Mounrath area, after the attack.
In the post Mr Kingston wrote the following: “This is our family pet that was found in Mountrath in the last few days. He suffered a horrendous death after been wired and nailed up to a tree. It broke his leg and other horrible injuries.”
“He is always kept in a walled off yard and garden but on this occasion he was let out for a few minutes and he strayed off. He was elderly now in dog years. We have had him over 12 years.”
“Some evil people must have came across him and did this. WHY? we do not know.”
“If anyone has any information as to who did this please message me privately and it will be treated with the utmost confidence. PLEASE SHARE to try and not let this happen to another dog, cat etc”.