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Dog left to die over six weeks in West Clare

CLARE County Dog Warden, Frankie Coote has described his discovery of a dying German Shepherd in West Clare on Monday as the worst incident of animal neglect he has had to deal with in his 23-year association with the ISPCA. On the back of an anonymous call, accompanied by Garda Seán Kelly from Kilrush Garda Station, Mr Coote called to the house, behind which the stricken dog lay. “I thought the dog was dead for a considerable amount of time. As I went to examine the dog and take some photographs of what I thought was a carcass, I then discovered that the dog was able to move its head and could look up at me,” he revealed. “The dog had been alive and he had been eaten by maggots and rodents.We reckon the dog had been lying on its side for six to eight weeks, without food or water. Poignantly, the stricken animal appeared to thank the dog warden …

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A greyhound’s life after racing

WHAT happens to greyhounds after their track or coursing career has ended? It’s been a difficult question to address in the past but more and more the breed is becoming popular as a pet. Rover Rescue, based at Shanaway Road in Ennis, has been involved in taking pound dogs since 2008 but until recently, greyhounds weren’t readily available for adoption as pets. Now, thanks to the co-operation of Frankie Coote and Ennis Pound, Deirdre Ryan has co-founded a group with Eileen Twomey called Clare Greyhound Project. “We aim to build alliances with rescue groups all over Europe who will get on board in helping us find these loving pets caring homes. Rover Rescue has already secured supports from greyhound rescues in the UK, as well as Italy and Sweden. Due to the recent implementation of the Pet Passport Scheme between the UK and Ireland, it can now cost up to €400 to get a dog to the UK. This is …

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Threatened to ‘shoot’ warden for taking dog

A 40-YEAR-OLD man, who doggedly harassed Clare’s dog warden, Frankie Coote over a five-day period by phone and allegedly threatened to shoot him and blind him, is to have his case heard in the Circuit Criminal Court. Eoin Hannon, of no fixed abode, appeared before a sitting of Ennis District Court this week, charged that he persistently used his phone to cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety to another person, on dates between September 21 and September 26, 2012. Also, over the same time period, he is further charged with the harassment of Frankie Coote, County Clare’s dog warden. Hannon entered a plea of guilty to the charges and Inspector Tom Kennedy gave an outline of the evidence. He said that on September 21, 2012, at approximately 9.30am, Frankie Coote began to receive calls from Eoin Hannon, which were threatening and abusive from the outset. “He was ringing in relation to legislation governing the taking of a dog by Mr …

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