An Irish woman has been found guilty of animal cruelty and told that she are not able to keep dogs for 2 years.
The ISPCA (Irish Society For The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) said that the Donegal woman was convicted of animal cruelty yesterday.
ISPCA Inspector McGinley said of the dogs that were found by him at the woman’s property:
“These dogs were as emaciated as any I have seen in my 14 years with the ISPCA. It is important that those responsible for such severe cruelty are held accountable to send out the message that it will not be tolerated.”
The ISPCA explained that the dogs were two-year-old brothers and were named Oscar and Elmo by rescuers. The canines were surrendered into the care of the ISPCA and taken for veterinary treatment.
When Oscar and Elmo were rescued, the vets who examined them gave them a body score of just one out of five.
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The two dogs went on to make a full recovery at the ISPCA’s National Animal Centre and were later rehomed.
Here’s a before and after photo of Elmo: