Pics: 17 distressed dogs rescued from animal hoarder in Louth
A total of 17 dogs, including four pups, have been rescued from an animal hoarder in Louth.
Dogs Trust Ireland worked with Louth County Council to rescue the animals who were described as being vulnerable and frightened when they were found.
The terrified animals in the Dogs Trust shelter
The 13 adult dogs and four pups are now being looked after by the charity and they have all received veterinary assistance.
One of the female adult dogs was pregnant at the time of rescue and has since delievered pups at the charity's facility.
Speaking about the seizure, Catriona Birt, Operations Manager at Dogs Trust said: ‘Thankfully we have been able to help the local authority in Louth with this rescue and provide space here at our Rehoming Centre for 17 of these poor and extremely terrified dogs.
'Unfortunately they are in a very distressed way following the horrific living conditions they were subjected to before the discovery. These dogs are probably some of the most frightened dogs we have taken in here at our Rehoming Centre, they are huddled together in the corner of their kennels and completely terrified of any positive human interaction.
'It’s going to take quite some time and expert care to build their confidence and trust before rehoming them to loving new homes.’
While these dogs will not be ready for adoption to a loving home for some time, Dogs Trust have over 200 dogs at their Rehoming Centre looking for a new family to take care of them.
For more information check out www.dogstrust.ie