IPSCA inspector Lisa O'Donovan was horrified to find four abandoned dogs living amongst other perished dogs on an unattended North Cork farm. O’Donovan stated that these neglected border collies were found in the most horrific living conditions that she had ever encountered.
It all started when Lisa O’Donovan, a seasoned inspector with the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals(ISPCA), received a call about a collie reported to be tied up to an outhouse. When she visited the farm to investigate, she was shocked to see that the conditions were worse than she could ever imagine. On the deserted farm she found the dog that she received the call about, along with three other starving and dehydrated border collies. They were all forced to live amongst their own feces, without food or water. To make things worse, they had to share these uninhabitable conditions with several other dead dogs.
"It is horrifying to find animals forced to live like this.” Lisa said. “Their companion could only have been dead a few days. To think of it dying in the dark, while the other dogs had to look on is just unacceptable."
The four living dogs were removed from the horrid living conditions and were taken to a local vet to be treated. According to O’Donovan, the vet reported that emaciated dogs’ weights ranged between 5.5 to 10 kilos. A healthy border collie should weigh between 18 and 22 kilos. The dogs were severely starved and dehydrated.
The surviving collies are now under the care of the ISPCA staff members and are on their way to a full recovery. The society hopes to re-home the dogs with loving families soon.
If anyone in the Atlanta area suspects that an animal may be in trouble, go to this Atlanta Humane Society web page for information on who to contact.
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