Radio presenter and writer Gareth O’Callaghan has vowed to find a teenager who kicked his dog “like he was a rugby ball” on Halloween night.
The Classic Hits FM radio host lives in Cork, and spoke out on Twitter on Halloween night about an attack on their family dog Finn.
Paula O’Callaghan, Gareth’s wife, shared a picture of Finn at home after the incident, saying that the dog experienced “animal cruelty that no animal should ever experience”.
Our beautiful gorgeous boy,who experienced animal cruelty that no animal should ever experience was kicked this evening by a teenage group of “trick or treaters”. A kick that made him fall back and yelp with pain. My little gorgeous perfect boy.This is disgusting #Finn our boy ❤️ pic.twitter.com/GDV1hR0slv— Paula O’Callaghan (@PaulaOCal) October 31, 2022
She said that Finn was kicked by a teenage group of ‘trick or treaters’, with such force that it made the dog fall back and yelp with pain.
Ms O’Callaghan said that what happened to their “little gorgeous perfect boy” Finn was “disgusting”.
Speaking in a video sitting next to Finn the dog who was recovering from the incident, Mr O’Callaghan swore that he would find the culprits.
Heartbroken for our little Finn. But I'm on the case already. You will be found. We are devastated by what you did to our little hero pic.twitter.com/FEAKqboYiy— Gareth O'Callaghan (@GarethOCal) October 31, 2022
“I don’t mean to sound like Liam Neeson, but I’ll tell you one thing, you hurt the most innocent, harmless little individual in the world and I’m coming looking for you,” he said.
“What has society come to?” he said, adding that he is “heartbroken” about what happened.
“Remember what you did tonight, you destroyed this little baby, look at him… we will find you, trust me,” said Mr O’Callaghan, directly addressing the perpetrators of the attack on Finn.
In a subsequent tweet on Tuesday, Mr O’Callaghan said that Finn is feeling “much better”, but added that he hoped the person who kicked him “know[s] what karma is”.
“Neither Paula nor I will forget what you did. It will come back to get you when you least expect it to,” he warned.