Arrest over attack on 'Cody the collie'

Published Tuesday, 04 September 2012
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A 21-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty after a family pet was found with severe burns in Co Antrim just over a week ago.

Arrest over attack on 'Cody the collie'
UTV visited Cody who is recovering at the vets in Moira. (© UTV)

Cody, a collie dog owned by the Agnew family, was doused in a flammable liquid and set alight at her Maghaberry home on Sunday, 26 August.

At first, the family vet was not sure if the dog would survive the ordeal - but the beloved pet is making progress with the help of strong pain relief.

The arrested man is currently assisting police with their enquiries.

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24 Comments
J parker in Cork wrote (588 days ago):
Name those who did this and their addresses and let justice take place.
geraldine in tyrone wrote (588 days ago):
Poor cody has passed away. Very sad time for the family. I hope people responsible for the cruel act on that poor dog get longest prison sentence possible for this terrible, sick crime
Margaret McCleery in Londonderry wrote (589 days ago):
Sign petition on facebook for longer prison sentences dor animal cruelty. Keep fighting Cody, its heart breaking to imagine the pain she must be in and special praise and thanks to the vets looking after her.
donna in belfast wrote (592 days ago):
yes i agree with d name and shame these people anyone knows how much a small burn hurts without setting a poor innocent animal alight like that i love animals and no animal should be subjected to that ever i hope this just doesnt affect the dogs nature in anyway .
Alan Law in Ballymena wrote (592 days ago):
Under current legislation the maximum sentence is 6 months
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