Kerry County Council investigating after death of Killarney dog following suspected blue-green algae poisoning

Kerry County Council is investigating after the death of a dog in Killarney following suspected blue-green algae poisoning.

The pet became ill last weekend, shortly after being in the River Deenagh near Killarney National Park.

Vet Danny O’Sullivan from All-Care Veterinary Clinic treated the dog and says he displayed symptoms consistent with blue-green algae poisoning.

The council says it will take the required action in accordance with its algal bloom protocols, and will erect advisory notices if an algal bloom is identified.