ISPCA rescues dog found locked in a crate in the midlands
The dog was found underweight and her nails were extremely overgrown, likely due to a lack of exercise.
A dog is recovering well in the care of the ISPCA having recently been rescued after she was discovered locked in a crate by an ISPCA Inspector in the midlands.
It is unclear for how long the dog, a collie lurcher cross, later given the name Kim, was kept in that condition before she was rescued by ISPCA Inspector Deirdre Scally after a concerned member of the public contacted the National Animal Cruelty Helpline.
Following her discovery, Kim was surrendered and taken into ISPCA care for a veterinary assessment and she is now recovering well.
“It was awful to see a dog in such a state of neglect and I was glad I was able to rescue Kim before her condition deteriorated any further,” Inspector Scally said.
“She is no more than a year old; still a baby and such a rough start in life. Kim is in the safe hands now, and she is recovering well in ISPCA care.”
“Pet owners need to be aware of their legal responsibilities,” Inspector Scally added.
“There is no excuse for animal neglect and if circumstances change, then people need to ask for help. When taking on the responsibility of a dog, or any animal, pet owners must provide a basic level of care.
“Rescuing animals that have been cruelly treated, neglected and abused is the centre of my job and there were failings by the owner in providing for this dogs basic needs.”
The ISPCA believes that the following five freedoms should be afforded to all animals:
1) Freedom from hunger, thirst and malnutrition
2) Freedom from discomfort
3) Freedom from disease and injury
4) Freedom to express normal behaviour
5) Freedom from distress and fear
The ISPCA says it will take time for Kim to recover physically from the damaging effects of a poor diet. She will also need to learn how to trust and to interact with people – possibly for the first time – but with the love and care she is receiving at the ISPCA, plenty of nutritious food and a warm bed, the ISPCA is confident she will make a full recovery.
Once Kim is nursed back to full health, she will be spayed and microchipped before being responsibly rehomed.
The ISPCA says that Kim’s story is not an isolated incident and that calls are regularly made to the National Animal Cruelty Helpline on 1890515 515 about animals in danger and in need of rescuing.
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