Three little unwanted pups who were left close to death are to be retrained as assistance dogs.
The trio were handed into the Donegal Animals in Need charity in need if vital need of lifesaving care.
The three dogs, which are Labrador/German Shepherd-cross sisters, were suffering from a range of problems.
They were given veterinary care but it was feared that they would not make it.
A spokesperson for Donegal Animals in Need said “Nine week old Charlotte (was Lulu), Coco and Chantelle, three Labrador/German Shepherd-cross sisters, were riddled with roundworms and two of them became very sick, ending up in the vets on drips, fighting for their lives.
“They had such a heavy burden of parasites that as the worms came away, so did part of their intestines, leaving lesions in the intestine which in turn became infected.
“Charlotte and Chantelle were in a critical condition but thanks to the outstanding care of the veterinary staff they are both now on the mend, although at times it seemed they wouldn’t make it.”
The three pups are now eating special food and will join their sister Coco back at their foster home where they can recuperate.
And the DAIN spokesperson added that the dogs are to play a very special part in peoples’ lives in the months and years to come.
“We have brilliant news for their future – all three girls have been booked to be trained as Assistance Dogs – their breed mix being ideal for the job.
“But for now they will be taking it easy while they recover as their fosterer gives a huge sigh of relief.”Tags: