As we often hear stories of animals that are abandoned by their owners, we are convinced even more that some humans are the worst. Luckily, there are also those who’d do anything to help the poor souls find their place in this world again.
Recently, a case of animal neglect that happened in County Roscommon, Ireland broke the hearts of everyone who stumbled upon the story.
A helpless mommy dog was tied to a fence and her six newborn puppies were by her side, still nursing. The mommy was struggling for her life, and on top of that she had to make sure her little ones are fed.
Thankfully, a passerby who noticed the heartbreaking sight was quick to alert the ISPCA who stepped in and took the family to a safe place.
Later, they shared the story on their Facebook page along with some photos and people were outraged at the culprit who abandoned the dogs in such manner.
“This has to be the saddest picture I have ever seen,” one person wrote. “[And] that is saying a lot with so much cruelty around us.”
“Look at the fear and vulnerability in the poor dogs eyes,” another added “Darling animal. Am crying seeing this.”
ISPCA kept everyone interested in the fate of the doggy family updated and came with some great news. Except for being hungry, mommy Emmy Lou and her bundles of joy, Billy Ray, Dixie, Dolly, Dotty, June and Patsy were all perfectly healthy.
“To the kind-hearted animal lover who discovered them and alerted the Gardai and the ISPCA, we are so grateful,” they wrote. “We can’t help them without you so please continue to report cruelty, neglect or abuse.”
“Leaving a young dog only two years old tied up without water, food or shelter most definitely put her along with her young puppies’ lives at risk,”
ISPCA Center Manager Hugh O’Tool said. “I don’t understand how anyone can think it is okay to leave a dog tied to a gate to nurse her puppies.”
“With the recent level of rainfall and cold weather this week, the outcome could have been very different and I’m happy we were alerted so we could help them.”