Pixie the one-eyed puppy farm bred Pug (above with ISPCA nurse Denise) is out of surgery.
And on the mend.
“Pixie has landed in the safe arms of our Veterinary Nurse Denise, who has kindly taken on role of ‘Foster Mammy’ until she is ready for rehoming.Sincere thanks to all that have helped with Pixies operation and rehabilitation, we couldn’t help animals like her without you! Thank you!. If you are interested in rehoming Pixie when she has fully recovered, please email email@example.com or call 043 3325035.”
“The little Pug had no resale value for the breeder as she was blind and disfigured in one eye. The Pug puppy’s condition was neglected, leaving an infection in the malformed eye. But the greatest concern for the veterinary surgeon, was that the attachments of Pixie’s eye were so weak there was a real risk the eye would fall out of the socket. The little rescue pup has had to have an operation to remove her eye. Any gift you can donate to help with Pixie-Pug’s operation and rehabilitation would be truely appreciated…”
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.