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Four dogs found in horrific case of animal cruelty, only one has survived

The surviving dog Willow is being cared for around the clock by the DSPCA.

Willow was found badly emaciated but is being cared for.
Willow was found badly emaciated but is being cared for.
Image: DSPCA

THREE DOGS HAD to be put down by the DSPCA after inspectors uncovered a horrific case of animal cruelty in Dublin.

Inspectors from the DSPCA say that another dog found is in a serious condition and is being monitored 24 hours a day.

The charity say that they were called to a housing estate after a case of cruelty to a dog had been reported.

When arriving at the house, the inspectors in fact found four dogs living in what was described as “appalling conditions”.

The floors were covered in faeces and waste material and all dogs were in terrible conditions suffering from emaciation as well as skin conditions and inflammation of the ears.

Gardaí assisted inspectors in removing the dogs from the house but three of them were in such a severe state that they were euthanised.

The fourth dog Willow is currently being cared for.

Inspectors say that the skeletal and decomposed remains of a number of cats were found in an outside shed.

No arrests have been made but investigations into the case are continuing.

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