Monday 22 January 2018

Looking for a four-legged friend? ISPCA appeal for homes for these rescued greyhounds

'Too many people just don’t realise what good pets Greyhounds make' - ISPCA Chief Inspector Conor Dowling
'Too many people just don’t realise what good pets Greyhounds make' - ISPCA Chief Inspector Conor Dowling
'Too many people just don’t realise what good pets Greyhounds make' - ISPCA Chief Inspector Conor Dowling
'Too many people just don’t realise what good pets Greyhounds make' - ISPCA Chief Inspector Conor Dowling
Denise Calnan

Denise Calnan

The ISPCA have appealed to the public to provide a home for greyhounds that were rescued from a hoarding situation in Co Meath.

A total of nineteen greyhounds were seized and seven now remain in the care of the ISPCA.

The dogs were of good body weight when discovered but were reported to have been kept in very poor conditions.

Some of the dogs were reported to have had overgrown nails and mange, which is a skin disease caused by several species of tiny mites.

'Too many people just don’t realise what good pets Greyhounds make' - ISPCA Chief Inspector Conor Dowling
'Too many people just don’t realise what good pets Greyhounds make' - ISPCA Chief Inspector Conor Dowling

A hoarding situation takes place when a higher-than-usual number of animals are kept as domestic pets without the owner having the ability to properly care for them.

The ISPCA said they are concerned that the dogs will be overlooked by prospective adopters.

'Too many people just don’t realise what good pets Greyhounds make' - ISPCA Chief Inspector Conor Dowling
'Too many people just don’t realise what good pets Greyhounds make' - ISPCA Chief Inspector Conor Dowling

“Too many people just don’t realise what good pets Greyhounds make," ISPCA Chief Inspector Conor Dowling said.

"They do not require large amounts of exercise, they don’t shed much hair, and the vast majority are great with children and even with smaller animals.

"They mostly like to laze about which is why they have been christened the 40 mile per hour couch potato”.

The ISPCA is asking anyone who can offer one of these wonderful dogs a permanent new home to contact the ISPCA National Animal Centre on 043 3325035 or email rehoming@ispca.ie.

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