Garda Tim Farrell at Roscommon Garda station with two Collie pups found in a bag in a drain.
Garda Alma Delaney and Garda John Duggan responded to a call from a member of the public who had heard the sound of pups crying coming from a fertilizer bag thrown in a drain in Ballydangan, Co Roscommon. They tried to help but could not reach the bag.
The Gardaí were able to retrieve the bag and found the two pups tied inside. They very kindly brought them back to the station where they were given a bath, food and a warm bed in a cell for the night. Anybody with any information is asked to contact the ISPCA on 1890 515 515 or Roscommon Garda Station.
(A horse in Wicklow yesterday, doubtless empathising with the plight of abandoned kin)
The ISPCA has said it can no longer care for abandoned horses because its centres are at capacity. The group has received seen a 33 per cent increase in calls from last year related to stray and neglected horses .
“All our stables are full and without further support sadly there is nothing we can do for horses in distress who need shelter,” said Noel Griffin, chief executive of the ISPCA.
Conor Dowling, Inspectorate Supervisor from the ISPCA (right) with Rosanna Davison and a Collie called Rosie launching the charity’s range of Valentines e-cards and gifts in Stephen’s Green, Dublin, earlier.