Six newborn puppies rescued in Longford
The puppies are no more than three days old.
Six puppies, all of the same litter, have been found and rescued in Granard, Co. Longford. They were immediately taken to a vet, where action was taken quickly to restore their health.
According to the ISPCA, the vet "checked them over and later transported them to the National Animal Centre where they were placed under a heat lamp as bottles of formula were made up."
Their names are Jessie, Henry, Penny, Hayley, Buzz and Woody. Apart from being cold and hungry, all six puppies had no health issues and they are getting stronger by the day. They're currently resting up at the ISPCA Donegal Animal Rehabilitation Centre.
Of course, all puppies are good puppies, but some of the photos that the ISPCA has shared of this puppy family would make your heart explode.
Unfortunately, the mother of the pups has not been located.
ISPCA Centre Manager, Hugh O’Toole, said: "Leaving such young puppies without their mother most definitely put their lives at risk and it is impossible to understand how someone could just leave six defenceless puppies, on the side of a road, left for dead. It’s simply inhumane.
"We exhausted our efforts to locate the mother dog as we are worried she could be suffering from mastitis and may need veterinary attention. She is likely looking for her puppies and we are appealing to the public to get in touch if they have any information."
If you're interested in offering one of these good girls or boys a home, you can learn more about them here.