Donegal Pet Rescue insists it is a temporary measure but can’t say for sure when it will be able to re-open.
“It is due to the large number of dogs in our care at present,” said Ryan McAuley from the the charity.
” Our 7 foster homes are full to capacity and we have a long waiting list of dogs to come in. We are doing all we can at present but due to the volume of cases coming through we cannot cope with such an influx of dogs.
“We have to take time to get the dogs in our care rehomed first to free up foster space so we can take the next dog of our waiting list. We do remind the public that this all done in a voluntary basis and that to please be patient at this time.”
He asked that any cases of cruelty can be reported to the DSPCA on 1800303202.
Ryan added: “We urge the public to be responsible pet owners and have their pets neutered and train them so they can be a happy healthy adult dog. Also please remember having a pet is a good 10-15 year commitment with lots of work along the way, but it is very rewarding.
“Thank you in advance for your time and patience.
“If you are in a position to adopt or foster then please contact us, thank you for helping us help them.”