Charity My Lovely Horse Rescue has expressed relief after 14 dogs ‘on death row’ were rescued, thanks to a public appeal.
The animal charity had made a desperate plea on social media to save the animals as they were ‘full’.
“Urgent help is needed,” they wrote on Twitter. “14 dogs on death row.
“We are absolutely full, loads are ready for their forever homes! So if you are interested in adopting or adopting, please contact us NOW.
“We have until Friday to save these innocent souls. Please open your heart and your home to one of these poor dogs.
“If you cannot house or host please donate, this is a very expensive rescue, we are determined to save all 14,” they added.
Thank you to everyone who offered to help dogs on death row. We will be releasing all 14 tomorrow!
If we haven’t answered, sorry. We try to reach everyone. Don’t forget that these 14 will be replaced by more soon, so keep your hearts and offers open so we can save more. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/VPXWeRA6qk
– My Lovely Horse Rescue (@MyLovelyHorseR) April 7, 2022
However, in an update, they thanked everyone “for the help and support you have given us in securing the 14 dogs on death row. We will be out on the 14th tomorrow.
“Remember that these 14 will soon be replaced by more, so keep your hearts and your offers open so we can save more.”
“Please bear with us the 14 dogs in the pound, we are being inundated with messages of help which is absolutely amazing!! We are going through them.
“We can’t thank people enough for their kindness!! It’s just amazing.”
Speaking to sundayworld.com, Martina Kenny said the rescue effort was a relief, but the challenge of bringing the pets back continues.
“We have foster homes booked for all of them, so we will have all 14 tomorrow,” she said. “These dogs were indeed on death row.
“But the biggest problem is that there will probably be 14 more because this book fills up quite quickly.
“Last time we went down there were 17 in all and we managed to take 12 because we asked Dog’s Angels to take some.
“And we are still looking for homes for some of them. We’re not a big dog shelter, that’s not what we do, but we felt we had to help them.
“We had until Monday at the latest but luckily we got the word out and people were great in helping us.
“So we are securing the houses right now and we will be taking all these dogs out tomorrow.
“We’ll have them checked by a vet before they go to their foster homes and we’ll be there for backup if anything goes wrong or if they’re unwell.”
Martina added: “So there is a lot of relief today, the emergency is over but the problem remains.
As we said in our social posts, we’ve saved these now, but no doubt there will be plenty more to save. And that’s why we rely so much on the public.
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