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Cruel thieves get tracker chips from dogs in Ireland

Cruel dog thieves extract tracker chips from cocker spaniels after snatching the animals from their home

  • WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT
  • The dogs Topsy and Daisy were stolen from their homes in Dublin and Wexford
  • Both had cut pieces from their flesh to remove their tracking chips
  • A third dog, named Turvy, was found unharmed in County Cork, 147 miles from her Dublin home

Cruel dog thieves extracted tracker chips from cocker spaniels after snatching the animals from their homes in Ireland.

Pooches Topsy and Daisy had cut chunks out of their flesh through dog diapers when they were taken away on July 4.

A vet explained that the dogs had been stolen from their homes in Dublin and Enniscorthy, Wexford under similar circumstances, but were reunited with their owners yesterday.

But disturbing images reveal the gruesome fate they endured at the hands of their captors who ‘surgically’ removed their tracking devices.

A photo of Daisy shows a gaping hole in the back of the cocker spaniel, with raw, pink flesh underneath.

A photo of Topsy shows her fur full of dried blood after she was rescued in Ireland yesterday

A photo of Topsy shows her fur full of dried blood after she was rescued in Ireland yesterday

A photo of Daisy shows a gaping hole in the cocker spaniel's back showing raw, pink flesh after she was rescued in Ireland yesterday

A photo of Daisy shows a gaping hole in the cocker spaniel's back showing raw, pink flesh after she was rescued in Ireland yesterday

A photo of Daisy shows a gaping hole in the cocker spaniel’s back showing raw, pink flesh after she was rescued in Ireland yesterday

The dogs were also roughly shaved to make removal easier, leaving small nicks and cuts on their bodies.

A third dog, Turvy, was also stolen with Topsy, but was found unharmed in Mallow, County Cork, 150 miles from where she lived in Dublin.

Topsy and Daisy were taken to the vet immediately after they recovered, who said the microchips had been removed by someone who “knew what they were doing.”

The disturbing images were shared online yesterday [Wed] by a Facebook page set up to locate Topsy and Turvy.

The photos were shared with the caption, ‘The vet thinks Topsy’s skin was cut about four weeks ago.

So her microchip was cut out about 10 days after she was stolen from her house.

The vet found it was done by someone who ‘knew what they were doing’ – meaning this wasn’t the first time someone cut into a dog’s body to remove a microchip.

As shown in the pictures below, the same thing happened with poor dog Daisy.

A close-up shows the gaping hole left in Daisy's back after vicious thieves sniffed her with a dog from her home in Ireland

A close-up shows the gaping hole left in Daisy's back after vicious thieves sniffed her with a dog from her home in Ireland

A close-up shows the gaping hole left in Daisy’s back after vicious thieves sniffed her with a dog from her home in Ireland

A photo of Topsy shows her shaved coat with a scar after she was rescued in Ireland yesterday

A photo of Topsy shows her shaved coat with a scar after she was rescued in Ireland yesterday

A photo of Topsy shows her shaved coat with a scar after she was rescued in Ireland yesterday

“Daisy’s puppies are still missing – keep an eye out for them.”

They added, ‘Why was a muzzle super glued to Daisy’s face? Who are these people who cut the skin of dogs? When they read this, know that Ireland will no longer stand for this.

“We believe that as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, more people want companion animals. Criminals are responding to this by stealing pets to meet the demand for dogs in Ireland and the UK. ‘

The post has horrified social media users.

Mary Alexander wrote, ‘Why glue a muzzle to a small dog’s face? Unless it was used in dog fighting and they stopped howling in pain or tried to fight back. Bad people living among us. ‘

Donna-Marie Williams said, “I’m devastated. I didn’t know this was happening, how horrible. I hope you find these babies very soon. ‘

And Dave Wain Murphy added, ‘Cruel, evil b ****** s.

‘How can anyone do this to an animal? I hope these people who have been caught in our ports and roadblocks with stolen dogs will be prosecuted. ‘

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