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More Donkeys in need of ISPCA Assistance


Having last week rescued five neglected donkeys the ISPCA has taken a further four into care this week.

Inspector Kevin McGinley responded to a complaint from a concerned member of the public in the Sligo area and found four mare donkeys with overgrown and deformed hooves. It is believed that some had not had farrier attention for a period of years.


With the assistance of Gardai, Inspector McGinley located the owner of the animals and secured their surrender to the care of the ISPCA. They were taken to the National Animal Centre where they will receive intensive treatment.

Chief Inspector Conor Dowling said “The recent spate of serious donkey welfare issues is cause for concern and is most likely linked to the collapse in the value of donkeys. But it is important to stress that we are seeing neglected equines of every type”.

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