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Dog rescued from overcrowded pound hours before he was due to be put down

The dog “very urgently” needed a home after spending more than two weeks at the pound and a rescue appeal was quickly issued online to save the animal.

Photo: My Love Horse Animal Rescue (Facebook)

Neasa Cumiskey

An animal charity has thanked the public after a dog who had been dumped at a pound was saved from being put down.

My Lovely Horse Rescue expressed relief that the pup was in the process of being taken into foster care just a day before he was due to be put down because of overcrowding at Monaghan County Council’s Dog Pound.

The dog “very urgently” needed a home after spending more than two weeks at the pound and a rescue appeal was quickly issued online to save the animal.

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Taking to Facebook on Sunday, the charity shared a quote from the pound which read: “Status now urgent. 16 days in pound no home offer.

“This guy may only have a few days of safety left. Monaghan County Council Dog Pound is currently quite busy and the council need empty/available space for new dogs being admitted.

“This invariably means the dogs that have been in the longest draw the short straw. This guy is currently the ‘short straw.’ Very urgently needs a home or rescue offer within the next few days so please share. Let’s save this little boy.”

However, in an update My Lovely Horse Animal Rescue announced that they were able to save the pup thanks to “the support of the public.”

“We received some urgent messages over this poor dog in the pound who was due to be put down tomorrow,” the charity said as they shared a photo of the adorable canine.

“Thanks again to the support of the public we are able to take this dog from the pound to go into foster care.

“Again we cannot do all we do, without the support of you guys!!! Thanks soooo much!!!”


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