Buddy the Pug who had his own YouTube following 'mauled to death by large hunting dog' at doggie daycare centre

A Pug dog who had its own YouTube channel has been mauled to death at a doggie daycare centre.

Buddy, a five-year-old black pug, was found unresponsive in a play area just an hour after being dropped off by his owner.

Buddy was the star of a YouTube channel called Ted the Dublin Pug.

It’s believed that the poor pooch, who had his own social media following, was mauled to death by a large hunting dog on May 2 at the South Dublin facility.

Buddy’s heartbroken owner has criticised the DSPCA for allowing smaller dogs to mingle with much larger hunting dogs (Photo: Ted The Dublin Pug/Youtube)

A vet examination of Buddy found that he died as a result of asphyxiation. Two puncture wounds were found on his neck.

The DSPCA runs a special dog-sitting service for owners who do not have time to walk or play with their pets during the day.

Dogs of all breeds and sizes are welcomed at the canine creche on the grounds of the charity’s Rathfarnham campus, Dublin Live reports.

Buddy’s heartbroken owner Ciara Maher has criticised the DSPCA for allowing smaller dogs to mingle with much larger hunting dogs, which were not always properly socialised to play with other animals.

Buddy was the star of a YouTube channel called Ted the Dublin Pug (Photo: Ted The Dublin Pug/Youtube)

She told the Sunday Times: “I got a call at 10.30am to say Buddy had passed on. I didn’t know what the DSPCA were talking about.

“Then I was told Buddy was dead. I thought something had fallen on him. They said he had an altercation with another dog.

“I still cannot grasp how this happened as the dogs are supposed to be supervised all the time.”

Ciara said she still did not know what happened to her beloved Buddy.

She added: “When I saw his body, Buddy was covered in muck.

“It looked like he was held down in the mud and dragged around until he was dead. I still can’t get answers as to what happened.”

The DSPCA said that staff at the centre were “devastated” by Buddy’s sudden death.

They said there were five staff members monitoring 43 dogs at the centre when the incident happened.

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