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Saturday 3 June 2023 Dublin: 18°C
# what cruelty breeds
Watch: Video of dog so traumatised by ill treatment she won't look away from the wall
The lurcher, named Angel, is being cared for by dog charity Paws.

A VIDEO HAS emerged of a lurcher dog, named Angel, displaying the traumatic effects of the prolonged cruelty inflicted upon her.

Angel is being cared for by animal-rescue charity Paws.

The charity was first alerted to Angel’s plight when contacted by Carlow-Kilkenny dog pound who said that they feared for her mental well-being.

The video shows Angel cowering in a corner with her nose pressed to the wall, refusing to look at her carers.

Video / YouTube

paws Paws / Facebook Paws / Facebook / Facebook

Paws have since found a way to reach Angel though – she has been reunited with what is believed to be her brother – and it’s already had a marked effect as you can see.


angelgif2 Paws / Facebook Paws / Facebook / Facebook

paws3 Paws / Facebook Paws / Facebook / Facebook

Angel, who’s less than a year old, has attracted many admirers, but won’t be put up for adoption until she has recovered her health in full. At present she’s suffering from severe mange and remains malnourished.

But, as Paws say on Facebook, at least she’s no longer “hiding in corners all the time”.

paws2 Paws / Facebook Paws / Facebook / Facebook

Paws never have less than 70 dogs homed at their headquarters in Mullinahone, Co Tipperary. At present, they have more than 100 dogs on site, and as such there’s a three week waiting list before they can see any new animal.

If you would like to donate to their (very worthy) cause you can do so at this link.

Lurchers, hunting dogs by breeding, have suffered quite a deal from cruelty in the Kilkenny area in recent times.

Just two weeks ago, 14 of the animals, including 10 puppies, were found in an emaciated condition in a wooded area near Callan.

Read: More than 340 dogs have been rehomed from an “appalling” puppy farm in Carlow

Read: Two men charged with using kittens as live bait for greyhound training

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