A small dog was dumped in a fertiliser bag at Ballinlough, near Castlerea, on May 13th, according to a complaint received by Roscommon County Council.
Analysis of the complaints logged by the local authority last month, which were released under the Freedom of Information Act, shows that dumping of dead animals continues to occur regularly in the county.
On May 20th, it was reported that a “dead calf” and “bags of rubbish” were dumped in a river in Castlerea, while three days later, a dead animal was found in a drain at the Cloonshanville Road, Frenchpark.
On May 26th, it was reported that an animal was dumped in a drain on the old road between Strokestown and Longford town.
In total, 54 environment complaints were received by the Council last month: 40 related to litter, ten to waste, one to noise pollution and three to air.
Many complaints related to Roscommon town. On May 6th, it was reported that bags were dumped at the rear of shop units at the Circular Road.
On May 12th, it was reported that bags of rubbish and a chair were dumped behind the post office in the town centre.
Meanwhile, on April 8th, it was reported that three dead lambs had been discarded in a black bag in the Castlerea area, while three days later two dead calves were found in a drain in Strokestown.
On April 20th, it was reported that two dead sheep were found in Cloonsheevers Bog, near Castlerea.
Two days later, it was claimed that ten bags of rubbish were dumped in a drain in south Roscommon.
“One bag has a dead animal, calf or dog,” the complaint added.
The same day, it was reported that four dead foxes were dumped in a ditch at Cloontrasna, Castlerea.