€2,000 reward offered after dog burned in Cork chemical attack

The animal was also attacked with a weapon through a garden fence

€2,000 reward offered after dog burned in Cork chemical attack

Image: Facebook/ARC - Animal Rescue Cobh

A reward of up to €2,000 is being offered for information after a chemical attack on a dog in Cork.

Animal rights group PETA say the animal was doused in chemicals while he was lying out in the family garden.

The dog was then jabbed with a weapon through the garden fence, piercing holes in his back.

It says the money will be offered to anyone who offers information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible.

The attack - which happened in Cobh on Friday, August 12th - left the dog with severe, disfiguring burns and wounds.

PETA say this is the second reported chemical attack against a dog in Cork in recent weeks.

"It's imperative that any community faced with a cruel and callous act such as this take measures to find the culprit and bring him or her to justice," says PETA Foundation director Elisa Allen.

"Animal abusers are a danger to everyone - they take their issues out on whoever is available to them, human or non-human - and must be caught before they act again."

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666-111.