Friday 21 July 2017

*GRAPHIC CONTENT* ISPCA rescues 13 dogs from 'horrifying' conditions in Cork

Photo: ISPCA
Photo: ISPCA
Photo: ISPCA
Photo: ISPCA
Photo: ISPCA

Sasha Brady

The ISPCA has rescued 13 dogs from "horrifying" conditions in a property in Cork.

The dogs, nine greyhounds and four German shepherds, were locked in sheds and trailers.

They were discovered standing in inches of their own faeces and dirt. There was no clean water available to the dogs, and they were all extremely underweight.

The ISPCA also made a grisly discovery of three deceased dogs on the property.

Photo: ISPCA
Photo: ISPCA

"The conditions these dogs were living in were horrendous," said ISPCA inspector Lisa O'Donovan.

"The smell was shocking, and the dogs were completely un-socialised. It was a long difficult task removing them safely. It's difficult to try and get your head around how someone could force the poor dogs to live like this."

The dogs were transported to the ISPCA Equine Rescue Centre in Mallow, Co. Cork to receive the vet treatment they desperately needed.

The four German Shepherds were later transferred to the ISPCA National Animal Centre for rehoming.

Photo: ISPCA
Photo: ISPCA

Two of the greyhounds have already found new homes, and the further seven are still seeking a home where they will be loved and taken care of after their horrific ordeal.

According to the ISPCA, the greyhounds' low maintenance nature makes them an ideal companion for older people, city dwellers, or anyone looking for a laid-back pet.

Photo: ISPCA
Photo: ISPCA

Anyone interested in rehoming any of these dogs, is asked to email mallow@ispca.ie or call 022 43218.

Photo: ISPCA
Photo: ISPCA

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