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Wednesday, October 25, 2006

‘Swift’ rescue for Dog in Shannon River

Gardai are investigating an incident yesterday evening in which a dog was thrown into the Shannon River.

The pure bred white boxer named "Casper" managed to find a shallow area and was spotted by a passer by who immediately phone the emergency services. The Fire brigade’s swift water rescue team was successful in hoisting the shaken dog to safety.

The LSPCA told tonight’s Limerick Leader that this is only one in a string of barbaric acts carried out on dogs and cats leading up to Halloween.It’s reported that youth’s snatched the dog from his home on the Island Road and tried to drown him.

Gardai are of course appealing for anyone who may have seen this broad daylight event to contact them on 212400.

Earlier this month a Pit bull terrier choked to death after being hanged from a marina lock gate near Sarsfield bridge.

Photo: Limerick Leader

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