On Friday 15th of November the W.S.P.C.A were called out to a case where a dog had reportedly broke out through glass and had severe cuts on its paw.
The Animal Charity said “When we arrived, it was discovered that the owner had 8 Labradors living in very poor conditions, and were severely underweight.”
With the assistance and supervision of the Gardai, WSPCA Inspectors removed six of the 8 dogs. The two remaining dogs were left with the owner under the condition that standards were to improve drastically with regular inspections from the WSPCA to ensure the animals were being cared for.
The initial dog who injured himself was brought to the vets and they are satisfied that he will make a full recovery. The animals in the WSPCA’s care have been weighed and are now receiving the treatment they require.
“We are happy that the dogs in time, will make a full recovery.
“We want to illustrate the dangers of over crowding dogs. It very important to know how much your dog should weigh, how much/often each individual dog is fed and to ensure each dog receives ample exercise.
“We are working very closely with the owner to improve the condition of the dogs, and to help him care for those he still has. Our job is not to criticise members of the public on their failings. We are here to help and educate people in order to prevent harm to animals.”