A dog and its puppies were found abandoned and chained to a gate in Ireland.
In images that were shared with the public, you can see the poor mother pooch trying to set herself free so she can take care of her kids.
The dog and her newborn puppies were found chained to a gate near a field in Elphin, County Roscommon, Ireland.
A resident found the dog abandoned.
The local resident then reported the incident to the police and the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
According to reports, the dogs were cold and hungry when they got rescued by the authorities.
The dog and her puppies were then transported to the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals National Animal Center in Longford.
The dogs were rushed to the center and were assessed by the doctors.
Luckily, the mother and her puppies did not have any serious health issues.
It is still not clear how long the dog and her puppies had to stay in the field alone.
According to reports, the dogs were found on November 12, 2019.
Hugh O’Toole, the ISPCA Center Manager, condemned the doings.
The manager said, “Leaving a young dog only two-years-old tied up without water, food or shelter most definitely put her along with her young puppies’ lives at risk. We are urging pet owners to spay or neuter their pets as early as possible to reduce the high number of unwanted animals.”
He added, “I don’t understand how anyone can think it is OK to leave a dog tied to a gate to nurse her puppies. With the recent level of rainfall and cold weather this week, the outcome could have been very different and I’m happy we were alerted so we could help them.”
He continued, “The dog was scanned for a chip to trace her owner but unfortunately she was not microchipped which, is a legal requirement. Our centres are constantly full to capacity and with very limited resources, we sometimes have had to use private boarding kennels to help the number of animals waiting to come in, once space becomes available. It can also take time to find good responsible homes for the many animals in our care.”
ISPCA named the mother as Emmy Lou.
The puppies have been named as Billy Ray, Dolly, Dotty, Dixie, Patsy, And June.
According to reports, the puppies and the mother will be staying with the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals until this year. The center will then find a new forever home for them.
If you have any information about the person who left the puppies in the field, please contact the hotline of Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals on 1890 515 515.