Over 140 Animals Rescued By DSPCA From Petting Farm

Last Wednesday the 21st of April 2021, the DSPCA inspectors responded to a call from the Gardai after they raised serious concerns for the welfare of a large number of animals on a Petting Farm in North County Dublin.

These animals were locked in cages, hutches, pens and sheds day & night.

This has been the largest intake of animals for the DSPCA at any one time and it has been a very difficult, emotional and extremely busy week for all the staff. Seeing innocent, young and vulnerable animals being kept in these condition is absolutely heartbreaking.

It was immediately clear that all the animals were in need of veterinary care and needed to be removed from the location as a matter of urgency. The animals were surrendered to the DSPCA and a large operation took place to remove over 140 animals to the DSPCA over a 2 day period. 31 dogs, 46 rabbits, 9 guinea pigs, 6 geese, 37 chickens, 9 pigeons, 6 goats, 2 ponies and their foals and a heavily pregnant donkey were all checked by the DSPCA veterinary team.

This has been the largest intake of animals for the DSPCA at any one time and it has been a very difficult, emotional and extremely busy week for all the staff. Seeing innocent, young and vulnerable animals being kept in these condition is absolutely heartbreaking.

Others animals surrendered included geese, pigs and a number of horses and donkeys which were relocated to other Animal Charities.

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