This tiny puppy has perished through wanton neglect. The three week old puppy was found whimpering in a ditch near Bessbrook. Probably the weakling of a litter and of no value it was discarded on a sealed bag. The finder called the USPCA Animal Hospital and our vet Andrew Groves opened the facility and did his utmost to save its life. His best efforts and those of the rescuers were to no avail and sadly the puppy died in our care.

The USPCA is appealing for information that leads to a conviction and the charity is prepared to offer a £500 reward in order to apprehend those responsible. Please contact the USPCA on 028 3025 1000.