Rescued dog found with puncture wounds gives birth to 12 pups
A FEMALE dog which was found with multiple puncture wounds by the DSCPA last month has remarkably given birth to 12 healthy puppies.
A dog warden came across the heavily-pregnant lurcher in a serious condition in Dublin on July 24, and immediately took her to the DSPCA campus in Rathfarnham.
Following immediate treatment on the multiple wounds, the dog 'Cinnamon' was put up for foster care by the organisation.
The DSPCA are still unsure as to how she got the injuries.
"The possibilities are that it could have been a dog attack, she had multiple puncture wounds when she was found, while she had a very gaping wound on her back leg, which could have came from being caught in barbed wire," said a spokeswoman.
"On Wednesday afternoon Cinnamon started giving birth to the first of her puppies and after 15 hours finally finished with the 'Dotey Dozen' of four girls and eight boys," she added.