86 dogs living in 'poor conditions' rescued from illegal breeder in Roscommon
The ISPCA recently rescued 86 dogs from an illegal breeder in Roscommon.
The dogs, including 23 puppies, were found to be living in "poor conditions" with many suffering from health issues such as eye and ear infections.
The ISPCA is seeking donations due to the large numbers of dogs that now need to be neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped before they are rehomed.
The rescued dogs included Shih Tzus, Cocker Spaniels, Jack Russell terriers, Pugs, French bulldogs and other various mixed breeds.
All of the dogs were being kept in poor conditions and had only one person to care for them.
They are currently being looked after in ISPCA centres in Donegal and Longford.
It will be a few weeks before they are able to be rehomed.
Senior ISPCA Inspector Kevin McGinley said:
“The ISPCA is grateful to have secured the removal of all dogs from this unlicensed premises.
"With so many dogs in our care we are appealing to the public to support us financially with this challenge and by offering responsible homes for the pups and dogs."
The ISCPA also removed 17 more puppies from another house last week after their owner had allowed the dogs to "breed without consideration."
The group is urging pet owners to neuter their animals to avoid unwanted litters and to avail of the health benefits associated with the procedure.
You can make a donation to the ISPCA at their website: www.ispca.ie or you can text 'ISPCA' to 50300 to donate €4.