The ISPCA made a horrific discovery in North-West Cork recently where 13 dogs were living in terrible squalor.
Nine greyhounds and four German shepherds were found locked in sheds and trailers lying in inches of their own faeces.
The dogs had no clean water available and were extremely underweight.
Three dead dogs were also discovered on the property.
ISPCA Inspector Lisa O’Donovan said, “The conditions these dogs were living in were horrendous. The smell was shocking, and the dogs were completely un-socialised.
“It was a long difficult task removing them safely. It’s difficult to try and get your head around how someone could force the poor dogs to live like this.”
The dogs were transported to the ISPCA Equine Rescue Centre in Mallow, Co. Cork to receive the vet treatment they desperately needed.
The four German Shepherds were later transferred to the ISPCA National Animal Centre for rehoming.
Two of the greyhounds have already been rehomed, and the further 7 are still seeking loving, understanding homes.
Greyhounds make fantastic pets as they do not require very much exercise, have short hair and tend not to shed as much as longer haired breeds.
Their low maintenance nature makes them an ideal companion for older people, city dwellers, or other people looking for a sweet, laid back dog.
If you are interested in rehoming any of these dogs, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 022 43218.