The ISPCA recently received a call from a concerned member of the public about a dog at a property Co. Tipperary.
On responding to the call, Inspector Emma Carroll discovered a young bearded collie type dog with his coat in very poor condition. Inspector Carroll spoke with the owners and established that they were not in a position to adequately care for the dog.
Jean Claude, as he was later named, was surrendered into the care of the ISPCA and taken for some much needed pampering.
ISPCA Inspector Emma Carroll said: “Jean Claude’s coat was so badly matted in parts that it was like a carpet and needed to be clipped as it was causing discomfort. He had no access to proper shelter from the elements and his quality of life was poor. There is no excuse for failing or willing to provide the very basic level of care and if pet owners can’t look after their pets properly, then they simply shouldn’t have them”.
Once Jean Claude receives a clean bill of health from our vet, he will be fully vaccinated, treated for parasites, neutered and microchipped.
Emma added: "He is such a sweet gentle dog with a lovely personality and he deserves better. We hope to appeal for a caring new home soon where he will be loved and properly cared for".
Pictured above is Jean Claude after a badly needed groom at the ISPCA National Animal Centre, Longford
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