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Horrified motorists come across dog tied to a tyre beside a road close to Derry

Thankfully animal reunited with original owner

Dog left tied to tyre on busy Donegal road

The poor dog on the roadside outside Muff

This dog was abandoned in the middle of the main Derry to Moville road this week.

It provoked outrage and disgust locally and an appeal went out on Tuesday evening to see if anyone saw anything suspicious, to contact the gardaí.

Fortunately we've been informed that the dog has been rescued and reunited with its owner so all's well that ends well.

However, animal charities and activists are upset that a dog could be treated in such a cruel manner.

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