Monday 27 January 2020

Eight 'distressed' dogs rescued from 'squalor' conditions in Cork

Eight dogs were removed from
Eight dogs were removed from "squalid conditions". Credit: ISPCA
The dogs were living in poor conditions in Mallow, Co Cork. Credit: ISPCA
Some of the dogs were suffering from badly matted hair. Credit: ISPCA
The dogs were found to be in "awful physical condition". Credit: ISPCA

Gabija Gataveckaite

EIGHT DOGS in “awful physical condition” have been rescued from “squalor” living conditions in Cork by the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ISCPA).

The dogs, three Shih Tzu’s and five Bichon’s aged between five and 10, were in poor physical condition and suffering from “badly” matted coats in a hoarding situation in Mallow, Co Cork.

Some dogs had dental issues and “extremely overgrown” nails due to neglect.

“The dogs were discovered in a distressed state living in a dilapidated pen which could only be described as a squalor,” said ISPCA Senior Inspector Lisa O’Donovan.

“It was really heart-breaking to see such lovely dogs living in such appalling conditions and the suffering they would have endured was just unimaginable.”

The dogs were rescued by the society and some needed to be sedated prior to treatment to prevent further suffering.

Dee, Nicky, Rory, Ruby, Sophie, Penelope and Shelly are currently in the care of the society.

They were treated for dental and skin conditions and treatment for parasites and were also been vaccinated and microchipped.

The dogs are currently looking for new homes and will be neutered prior to being rehomed.

“They now have the promise of a secure loving home ahead of them,” Ms O’Donovan added.

“We would appeal to the public to be vigilant about the care of animals in their neighbouring areas. Don’t hesitate to make that call if you suspect an animal could be suffering,” she said.

An investigation by the ISPCA is currently ongoing.

Those who wish to report animal welfare concerns can contact the National Animal Cruelty Helpline on 1890 515 515.

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