In County Roscommon’s quaint Elphin town, a cruel individual abandoned a two-year-old dog and her six newborn puppies to face the harsh realities of the world alone. The innocent canines were discovered chained to a fence in a field without access to any sustenance, leaving them famished and vulnerable. Despite being physically restrained by the collar pulling at her neck, the mother dog was doing everything in her power to take care of and nurture her helpless litter. Thankfully, a compassionate passerby stumbled upon the situation and promptly contacted the authorities and ISPCA to help save the defenseless family.
The ISPCA National Animal Centre in Longford took in the newly found animals for a complete examination and necessary medical care. The dogs, thankfully, only seemed to be experiencing hunger and exposure to the cold. For their ongoing welfare, they will be closely monitored at the center.
The ISPCA’s Facebook post featuring a mother dog and her puppies received a lot of attention from the public, sparking a strong emotional reaction. Numerous people expressed their sadness and heartbreak towards the situation, with one even stating that it was the saddest picture they had ever seen and highlighting the existence of cruelty in the world. Many also noticed the fear and vulnerability in the dog’s eyes, which led to some shedding tears after viewing the post.
Hugh O’Tool, the manager of the ISPCA center, has expressed his disappointment and concern over the recent incident where a two-year-old dog was left tied up without any food, water or shelter. According to him, this irresponsible act not only put the dog’s life in danger but also threatened the lives of her young puppies. He expressed disbelief at how someone could be so inconsiderate as to leave a nursing dog tied to a gate. Fortunately, the ISPCA received an alert and was able to intervene in time, as the recent rainfall and cold weather could have had catastrophic consequences.
The ISPCA expressed their deep appreciation to the kind-hearted individuals who played a significant role in rescuing a mother dog and her litter of puppies. The organization gave special recognition to an animal enthusiast who discovered the dogs and swiftly alerted both the Gardai and the ISPCA of the dire situation. They acknowledged that their efforts would have been futile without the unwavering support of the community and encouraged people to report any instances of animal cruelty, abuse or neglect. The mother dog and her adorable brood were named Emmy Lou, Billy Ray, Dixie, Dolly, Dotty, June, and Patsy and will remain under the excellent care of the ISPCA until they are eventually adopted into their forever homes.
Great news that the dogs are now receiving proper care and are safe. It’s unfortunate though that the person responsible for their debilitated state is still at large. The ISPCA is urging anyone with information about the individual to contact them confidentially through their hotline or website. It’s heartbreaking to think that someone could abandon dogs in such a cruel manner. Let’s spread the word and bring this person to justice.
Bryant Fritz, a middle school science teacher from Champaign, Illinois, had an unexpected fishing catch in early November. Instead of fish, he saw Dory, a black and white female puppy, trapped inside a submerged dog crate slowly filling with water at Kaufman Lake. Being a lifelong dog lover, Fritz knew he had to act fast. Despite the freezing water temperature, he bravely removed some of his clothes and jumped into the lake to save the pup. Though the crate was almost invisible above the water, he managed to rescue Dory without hesitation.
I found myself braving the harsh winter weather to help a stranded puppy. With several layers of sweaters, I waded through the cold water to retrieve a crate that held the poor pup. The distance was about 15 to 20 yards into the lake, and when I finally reached her, it was clear that she had been in the water for hours. Hastily, I pulled her out of the water and brought the crate back to shore. Upon closer inspection, I noticed that the puppy had additional medical issues. There was blood everywhere, and her backside was missing hair. Her paws were in terrible shape. Despite her struggles, the tiny puppy only weighed around 15 to 20 pounds and continuously trembled. She looked miserable with her eyes closed.
Upon discovering a dog in critical condition with hypothermia and visible injuries, Fritz immediately contacted the Veterinary Teaching Hospital at the University of Illinois. Prior to transporting the puppy to the hospital, Fritz took the initiative to wrap her in a blanket to keep her warm. The positive response to hypothermia treatment was reported by Chris Beuoy, a representative from the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University. Hospital staff also administered antibiotics and pain medication to treat the wounds. Although unsure if additional treatment would be required for the injuries, the dog received extra care on Sunday.
Fritz is excited to adopt the cute dog that was recently taken in by Champaign County Animal Control, as he wants to give it a caring and affectionate home. He expressed his desire for the furry companion, stating that while filling out hospital paperwork, he realized how much he wanted to take the dog into his life. Fritz and his girlfriend, Krystal, have already decided on a name for their new pet and will call her Dory, inspired by the determined character from Finding Nemo who persevered even in tough times.