The council in Northern Ireland are supposed to be overseeing animal welfare, yet they have repeatedly failed animals. The very people who are supposed to protect the animals are the same people who are dumping dogs in what can only be described as hell holes!
The council and dards very own vet is now exposing the council failings to provide even the basic care.
In just one case. . The council lifted 12 dogs from a hoarder. One was blind, deaf and had been that badly attacked by the other dogs, it had to be put to sleep. The remaining dogs were underweight, with various infections and injuries. HOWEVER, the council entered into a deal with the owner to have one returned to his care. The remaining dogs were dumped into kennels.
Six months later myself and German shepherd RRR went and lifted what we assumed would be five elderly but healthy dogs. After all, they'd been in council care for six months. .right?
WRONG! We were greeted with five elderly and very sick dogs, suffering immense pain. They had tumours, puss oozing from their ears, eye infections, underweight and muscle wastage, along with severe gum disease and needing teeth abstractions due to abscesses. One dog had a severe skin condition left untreated.
When we asked for their collars. The kennel owner could not find any that fitted the dogs. One dog was so weak, he needed carrying.
Why were these dogs in such a bad way?
Why was there no prosecution brought against the owner of the animals?
Why did the council enter into a bargaining plea and return one dog to the owner?
Unfortunately this is not an isolated case and more is coming to light via the councils very own forensic vet.
We need the council stripped of their animal welfare duties and have an independent body that deals solely with animal welfare!!
Please support us in bringing about a change and getting justice for these dogs.