A recent incident in Ireland has caused shock and concern among internet users, particularly those who love dogs and cats. Despite being chained to a metal fence, a 2-year-old mother dog continued to care for and protect her newborn puppies under extremely unfavorable conditions. Reports from the Irish Times indicate that the mother and her cubs had gone without food or water for days. Fortunately, a passerby spotted them in a field near Elphin and promptly called for help. The dogs were taken to a veterinary clinic operated by the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ISPCA) where they received necessary treatment. Some rescuers believe the mother and her puppies were abandoned soon after birth, but it is unclear how long they had been trapped in their situation. The manager of the ISPCA center stated that leaving a pregnant mother dog in chains is inhumane and could lead to their death due to lack of food and water over an extended period of time. The rescue took place during cold, rainy weather, making quick action necessary to prevent further harm.
The mama dog and her puppies were brought to the ISPCA National Animal Center in Longford County for urgent care. The outcome indicated that, aside from being left unfed in the isolated fields for an extended period, they did not suffer any major setbacks.
The ISPCA shared a heartwarming photo on their Facebook page of a mother dog caring for her puppies. The post received a lot of attention, with many people expressing their disbelief that someone could be so heartless as to abandon these helpless creatures in the cold. The image also stirred up feelings of empathy for the mother dog who was doing her best to protect her young. Some viewers called for stricter punishments for those who mistreat animals, stating that neglect cases like this are truly terrible and must be stopped.
The rescuers decided to name the mother dog Emmy Lou as they couldn’t locate her owner. Giving them cute and unique names, the six puppies were named Billy Ray, Dixie, Dolly, Dotty, June, and Patsy. Until they find a suitable home, ISPCA will be taking care of them. WHO reports that only 10% of feral dogs are rescued by animal rescue centers yearly, making Emmy Lou and her puppies fortunate to have been found and saved by a compassionate passerby.