In a remote field, a 2-year-old lurcher was found chained to a metal fence post with her collar while nursing her six puppies that were still too young to open their eyes. The mother dog and her puppies were left without food and water, causing them to suffer immensely. Fortunately, on November 6, a concerned passerby noticed the abandoned dogs and immediately called for help. The nursing mother dog and her puppies were then taken to a veterinary facility managed by the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ISPCA).
The family of seven dogs was discovered in a stranded state, and the authorities are uncertain for how long they had been there. The mother and her pups were likely deserted shortly after the mother gave birth, as per the Daily Mail. Hugh O’Toole, who is the manager of the ISPCA center, stated that leaving a young dog tied up without water, food, or shelter, put the lives of the dogs at risk. The recent cold weather and rain could have caused the death of the dogs if they had not been rescued on time. The canines were sent to the ISPCA’s national animal facility for medical care. Although the dogs suffered from hunger and extreme cold, they were luckily unharmed.
Taking on a family of seven was quite a challenge for the ISPCA. O’Toole mentioned that their centers are always full and they have limited resources. There were times when they had to use private boarding kennels just to accommodate all the animals waiting to be rescued. It can also take some time to find responsible and suitable homes for the many animals they care for. O’Toole expressed his anger and disbelief towards those who would leave a dog tied to a fence just to breed puppies. This act is unacceptable and infuriating for animal lovers everywhere.
The ISPCA received an overwhelming response on Facebook after they posted pictures of a calm and cute lurcher with her litter of puppies. A commenter expressed their sadness and shock, describing the picture as one of the saddest they have ever seen, considering the amount of cruelty that exists in the world. They expressed sympathy for the mother dog who was trying to protect her young.
A Facebook user expressed their opinion that stricter laws and severe punishments are necessary to prevent animal abuse from happening again. They urged politicians to take action and revise animal welfare regulations, citing examples of other countries that have done the same. The article also notes that while microchipping is mandatory in the UK, the rescued mother dog Emmy Lou was not microchipped and could not be traced back to an owner.
Meet Billy Ray, Dixie, Dolly, Dotty, June, and Patsy – the adorable names of six puppies who are currently under the care of ISPCA. These little furballs will remain with the organization until they reach an appropriate age for adoption. ISPCA, along with other animal welfare groups worldwide, advocates for pet owners to spay or neuter their pets to prevent overpopulation of unwanted animals. All thanks to a compassionate passerby who stumbled upon Emmy Lou and her puppies on a chilly November day in the Irish countryside. Their future looks bright, and they may continue to thrive with the help of kind-hearted individuals.