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The 3-4 week old lamb was not weaned and was showing signs of dehydration and malnourishment

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The male lamb, estimated to be just 3-4 weeks old, was not weaned and when found, in a yard at the back of the house, was showing signs of dehydration and malnourishment

The male lamb, estimated to be just 3-4 weeks old, was not weaned and when found, in a yard at the back of the house, was showing signs of dehydration and malnourishment

The male lamb, estimated to be just 3-4 weeks old, was not weaned and when found, in a yard at the back of the house, was showing signs of dehydration and malnourishment

A young lamb was removed from a private house in Co Louth by the council’s veterinary section in the last week.

The male lamb, estimated to be just 3-4 weeks old, was not weaned and when found, in a yard at the back of the house, was showing signs of dehydration and malnourishment.

He was also weak on his feet and was untagged.

A warrant to search the house, in the South Louth area, was executed by the Veterinary section of Louth County Council with assistance from the Gardai.

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Pictured is Catherine Keating from Louth County Council's Animal Compound with the 3-4 week old lamb that was removed from a private house in County Louth by the councils veterinary section in the last week. Photo: Ciara Wilkinson

Pictured is Catherine Keating from Louth County Council's Animal Compound with the 3-4 week old lamb that was removed from a private house in County Louth by the councils veterinary section in the last week. Photo: Ciara Wilkinson

Pictured is Catherine Keating from Louth County Council's Animal Compound with the 3-4 week old lamb that was removed from a private house in County Louth by the councils veterinary section in the last week. Photo: Ciara Wilkinson

The lamb was immediately brought to the Animal Compound of Louth County Council and given emergency treatment.

County Veterinary Surgeon Garrett Shine said, “fluids and Lamlac replacement milk was administered by stomach tube initially and the lamb is now recovering and getting bottle fed during the day and beginning to nibble at grass.”

He reminded people that lambs are not suitable as pets and it is not permissible for an individual without a flock number to receive sheep or lambs from a farmer.

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