The ISPCA is appealing to Donegal animal lovers to open their hearts, homes and networks to share, foster or adopt a dog in care.
With over 250 dogs in ISPCA care, they are appealing for homes for over 150 dogs now rehabilitated and ready to go to new loving homes!
Animal cruelty remains a sad fact in Ireland, as the ISPCA continues their relentless work to prevent cruelty, protect vulnerable animals and to prosecute all those who break animal welfare legislation.
Earlier this week, five young puppies were brought into the ISPCA’s National Animal Centre, after a member of the public made the shocking discovery, and found the helpless puppies discarded in a cardboard box near Granard, Co. Longford. It’s unclear how long the puppies were there but thankfully they are all doing well, despite the worst start in their young lives.
Head of the ISPCA’s National Animal Centre, Trish Spargo said: “Not only is it an offence to abandon an animal, but to leave vulnerable puppies in a cardboard box and walk away is extremely irresponsible and cowardly. It’s heart-breaking that anyone could put these innocent lives in such danger and we are appealing to anyone who has information, to please contact the ISPCA’s National Animal Helpline in confidence on 0818 515 515”.
You can visit their website rehoming section: https://www.ispca.ie/rehoming/dogs_rehoming/ or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
“If people are not in a position to provide the long-term commitment that owning a dog involves, maybe consider fostering or sharing our social media posts to help our rescued dogs in need of new homes”.
The ISPCA is reminding pet owners of the positive benefits of getting their dogs neutered or spayed and puppies (when of age) as early as possible, to prevent accidental and unwanted litters from being born in the first place. Pet owners should speak to their vet as soon as possible to get this simple procedure done without delay.
ISPCA rescue centres across Ireland are full of dogs in desperate need of loving homes. If you are not in a position to adopt or foster yourself, you can still help by encouraging friends and family to do so.
If you can, a kind donation will help the ISPCA to continue to rescue and care for neglected and abandoned dogs until we find them a loving home. Please donate online at www.ispca.ie/donate/ or call their fundraising team on 087 0512603.