New life for rescued Leitrim dogs as they are rehomed

first_imgTHE DOGS WHO were saved in the biggest canine rescue in the history of the State have been rehomed, the ISPCA said today.In total, 140 dogs were rescued in a joint operation by the ISPCA, Leitrim Animal Welfare, Dogs Trust and County Veterinary Offices.Grace O’Brien of the ISPCA told TheJournal.ie that the dogs left in their care have found homes, though some may need to be neutered first. There may also be homechecks pending before the dogs can leave the premises.Four of the dogs. Pic: ISPCAThe ISPCA has a procedure in place for animals in its care who are rehomed, including having them neutered and microchipped. As small dogs tend to be easy to home, these dogs found homes quite quickly.The dogs were found in deplorable conditions in a rural area of Leitrim, with urine, faeces, sawdust and mud embedded in their fur. One of the rescued dogs had to have its eye removed.The person who owned the dogs was believed to be a dog hoarder, who was making efforts to feed the dogs. However the situation spiralled out of control, the ISPCA said.One of the rescued dogs, Jin, before being groomed. Pic: ISPCAISPCA Chief inspector Conor Dowling commented:Many of the animals were also suffering from eye problems and one had to have an eye removed, while the ISPCA was forced to put another animal to sleep, which is hugely disappointing, while being a mercy there wasn’t more than one.Read: 140 dogs saved in biggest canine rescue in State history>last_img read more