ANIMAL welfare officers have expressed their fears for the health of a bevy of swans after a diesel spill in a Dublin park.
An investigation was launched after a pipe carrying the fuel burst close to Stardust Memorial Park in Coolock.
Six birds are feared to have swallowed a quantity of diesel.
The Dublin Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals today confirmed that its officials removed three of the swans from the infected pond.
They will be cared for in a DSPCA centre for six weeks before being returned to their natural habitat.