December 5, 2023

11 lurcher dogs abandoned in Kilkenny city ‘in awful state’

SEARCHES are underway this evening for eight malnourished lurchers who were cruelly dumped in Kilkenny city.

A total of 11 dogs were dumped in the city, but volunteers from the Paws Animal Rescue have managed to rescue three of the animals after they were alerted to the situation.

The three lurchers – who have been named Annalise, Evelyn and Sullivan by their adopted carers – also have mange and were in a distressed state when they were found.

Gina Hetherington of Paws Animal Rescue said: “We were asked to help with 11 sight-hounds that have been dumped in Kilkenny. After two hours we managed to catch three, despite Sarah being bitten.

“All three have mange and are suffering from malnutrition. Evelyn and Sullivan are in the worst condition. Sullivan is only about 12 weeks old. He has to stay in the vets as he is very dehydrated. Both girls are on antibiotics and have had first treatment for mange. Poor Evelyn is in an awful state.”

Gina added: “Sadly, there are eight dogs still out there struggling to survive. If you manage to befriend any of them please let us know.”

Anyone with information about the eight missing lurchers can contact Paws Animal Rescue on 052 915 3507.

PHOTOS: Paws Animal Rescue Facebook 

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