ISPCA And Gardaí Discover 'Truly Shocking' Animal Farm In Carlow 6 years ago

ISPCA And Gardaí Discover 'Truly Shocking' Animal Farm In Carlow

The ISPCA and Gardaí have shut down an animal farm in Carlow, which has been described as "truly shocking" in its cruelty towards animals.

The animal welfare organisation visited the site, which had been registered under the Dog Breeding Act 2010, on Tuesday and found an "absolutely horrendous" scene.


Fifty-two dogs of mixed breed and two horses said to be in "most immediate need of attention" were taken into care and are currently undergoing veterinary care in Longford.

The premises has since been closed by gardaí and the remaining animals will be cared for the ISPCA and other welfare groups.

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“This is an appalling and horrific case. Many of these animals were living in squalid conditions and there were dead animals scattered around the site. A large number of animals are now in the care of the ISPCA and we will be working very hard to provide them with veterinary care and rehabilitation and will eventually be seeking to rehome them," said ISPCA CEO, Dr Andrew Kelly.

"I am very grateful to all the ISPCA staff involved in such a harrowing case and I am also grateful to Dogs Trust Ireland for their assistance with transporting and housing some of the dogs seized. I want to make it absolutely clear that the ISPCA will not tolerate animal abuse of any kind and we will do all we can to shut down places like this."

The ISPCA is now appealing for donations to help in the protection of animals at or by cheque/money/postal order to the ISPCA National Animal Centre, Derryglogher, Keenagh, Co. Longford.

Alternatively, those wishing to help can call (043) 33 25035 to make a small donation using a Visa/Mastercard or Laser.