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These 62 rescued dogs need new homes

The poodles, chihuahuas and other dogs were discovered at a redundant breeding facility in Cork.


THE ISPCA HAS issued an urgent appeal to rehome 62 dogs rescued from a redundant breeding facility in Cork.

The dogs, ranging in breed from chihuahuas and poodles, were found by inspector Lisa O’Donovan who described many of them as “elderly and suffering from severely matted coats”.

Although the premises were no longer operating as a breeding establishment, the now-elderly owners had kept their breeding dogs and were struggling to cope with the sheer volume of animals.

“This was an unusual case” said Inspector O’Donovan.

“The elderly persons involved found themselves no longer in a position to adequately care for the large volume of animals. The decision was made that the animals needed to be removed to improve their quality of life and their living conditions.”


The dogs are now being cared for at the National Animal Centre.

The ISPCA said they are “mostly used to human interaction and will be suitable for rehoming”.

“Sometimes large quantities of dogs removed from breeding premises are highly un-socialised,” explains O’Donovan.

“However this is not the case with these particular dogs. They are friendly and trusting and we are very anxious for them to go to good, loving responsible homes where they can live out the remainder of their lives in comfort.”

The animal charity has also issued an appeal for donations as rehabilitation and rehoming costs for each dog will be expensive.

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