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ISPCA helps five puppies discovered dumped in a box in a ditch

ISPCA helps five puppies discovered dumped in a box in a ditch

The ISPCA in Mallow is taking care of five puppies that were discovered dumped in a box in a ditch.

The ISPCA's Equine Rescue Centre is treating the pups, thought to be 7-weeks-old, as they are infested with parasites and very dull and lethargic.

The ISPCA has described the actions of those that would abandon young defenceless puppies when they are so ill as disgraceful.

It is disgraceful that someone would abandon such young little defenceless puppies when they are so ill,” ISPCA Inspector Lisa O’Donovan said.

"Once again here we see what happens when the breeding of dogs is allowed by irresponsible, careless owners.

"To imagine someone cast them aside to die in a ditch is inhumane. We are hopeful that they will make a full recovery and will be available for adoption in the New Year."