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My Lovely Horse animal charity thanks public after 14 dogs saved from 'death row'

The animal charity had made a desperate appeal on social media to save the animals as they were “full up”

One of the dogs that was rescued

Neil Fetherstonhaugh

The My Lovely Horse Rescue charity has expressed relief after 14 dogs who were “on death row" were saved, thanks to a public appeal.

The animal charity had made a desperate appeal on social media to save the animals as they were “full up”.

“Urgent help needed,” they wrote on Twitter. “14 dogs on death row.

"We are absolutely full up, loads ready for their forever homes! So if you want to adopt or foster please contact us NOW.

"We have until Friday to save these innocent souls. Please open your heart and home to one of these poor dogs.

“If you can’t home or foster please donate, this is a very costly rescue, we are determined to save the 14,” they added.

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However, in an update they thanked everyone “for the help and support that you have offered us to secure the 14 dogs on death row. We will be taking the 14 out tomorrow.

"Remember, these 14 will soon be replaced with more so please keep your hearts and offers open so that we can save more.”

"Please bear with us over the 14 dogs in the pound we are inundated with messages of help which is absolutely amazing!! We are getting through them.

"We can't thank people enough for their kindness!! It's just incredible.”

Speaking to, Martina Kenny said the rescue effort was a relief but that the challenge to rehome pets continues.

“We’ve secured foster homes for them all so we're getting the 14 tomorrow," she said. "These dogs were effectively on death row.

“But the biggest issue is that there will probably be another 14 as this pound fills up pretty fast.

“The last time that we went down, there were 17 altogether there and we managed to take 12 as we got Dog’s Angels to take some.

“And we are still looking for homes for some of those ones. We’re not a big dog shelter, that's not what we do, but we felt that we had to help them.

“We had until Monday at the latest but thankfully we put the word out there and people have been amazing in helping out.

“So we’re securing homes at the moment and we'll get all these dogs out tomorrow.

“We’ll get them vet checked before they go to their foster homes and we'll be there as back up then if anything goes wrong or they're not doing well."

Martina added: "So there is a lot of relief today, the emergency is over but the issue remains.

As we said in our social posts, we have saved these ones now but there’s no doubt that there will be many more needing rescuing. And that’s why we rely on the public so much.”

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