A dog has been found wandering the streets of Dublin and will be taken to a wildlife sanctuary for further care.
Amber, a Dalmatian mix, was found wandering in a park in Kilkenny, Dublin on Tuesday afternoon.
She is one of hundreds of dogs that have been rescued from the city since last year.
Dublin city councillor Shane Fitzsimons said the animal had been spotted wandering around a residential area near Kilkenna Street.
“I know there are many other dogs out there that are being lost and I’m hoping that this one can be found and reunited with her family,” he said.
Dubai’s pet owners have become increasingly frustrated with the number of dog attacks reported in recent years, with the city experiencing a record number of fatalities last year, according to statistics from the Irish Veterinary Association.
The city also reported the highest number of stray dogs in the country, with over 3,000 reported to have been lost and found, with most of those incidents occurring in inner city areas, said Dr Sarah Murphy, a veterinary officer with the Irish Animal Health Authority.
Dubbed the ‘Killer Dog City’, the city has a population of about 9,000 dogs and cats.
The City of Dublin said it was also investigating the cause of the incident and is taking the case seriously.
A spokesperson for Dublin City Council said the council would take appropriate action with the dog’s owner, and would provide support for the dog.