Tuesday 26 September 2017

Pups' escape after being left for dead

These two Collie pups had a lucky brush with the law when Roscommon Gardaí came to their rescue. Garda Alma Delaney and Garda John Duggan responded to a call from a member of the public who had heard the sound of pups crying coming from a fertilizer bag thrown in a drain in Ballydangan, Co Roscommon.
These two Collie pups had a lucky brush with the law when Roscommon Gardaí came to their rescue. Garda Alma Delaney and Garda John Duggan responded to a call from a member of the public who had heard the sound of pups crying coming from a fertilizer bag thrown in a drain in Ballydangan, Co Roscommon.
These two Collie pups had a lucky brush with the law when Roscommon Gardaí came to their rescue. Garda Alma Delaney and Garda John Duggan responded to a call from a member of the public who had heard the sound of pups crying coming from a fertilizer bag thrown in a drain in Ballydangan, Co Roscommon

Aishling Phelan

MEET Thelma and Louise – the pups who had a lucky escape.

Unlike their movie namesakes, these collie pups have a bright future ahead of them following their dramatic rescue.

The pups were left trapped inside a fertiliser bag and thrown in a drain before being rescued by Gardaí.

The lucky puppies were found in Ballydangan, Co Roscommon after a member of the public heard their cries coming from the drain.

The person was unable to reach the bag to rescue them but called the gardai who were able to retrieve the bag and found the two pups tied inside. 

They brought them back to the station where they were given a bath, food and a warm bed in a cell for the night. 

“The pups are approximately three months old, they are very friendly and seem to be well socialised,” said Inspector Karen Lyons who collected the puppies from the Garda Station.

“I find it impossible to understand why anyone could do such a thing to these two beautiful pup when there are options out there for people,” she added.

The Gardaí then contacted the ISPCA for assistance and the pups were brought to the National Animal Centre.

When they fully recover from their ordeal, the ISPCA will be searching for a new home for the black and white pups that have been named Thelma and Louise.

The pups are pictured with Garda Tim Farrell in one of the cells in Roscommon Garda station.

Anybody with any information is asked to contact the ISPCA on 1890 515 515 or Roscommon Garda Station.

The ISPCA rescues, rehabilitates and responsibly rehomes thousands of animals each year who have been neglected, mistreated and often abused.

 

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