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Police seize 12 dogs in Keady – seven had to be put down

Police in Armagh seized twelve terrier type dogs whilst on routine patrol in the Castleblayney Road area of Keady on Sunday, 3 November.

Officers observed a number of dogs at the property who they believe have been used for hunting. Seven of the dogs, on veterinary inspection, had to be euthanized due to the severity of their injuries. The remaining five dogs are currently inthe process of being rehomed.

Two males, aged 34 and 37 years old, were interviewed in relation to cruelty offences and a report is being prepared for the Public Prosecution Service.

If any member of the public has information in relation to activity of this nature they can contact police on 0845 600 8000. If you prefer to provide information without giving your details you can contact the independent Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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