A group of Laois vets saved the life of a young dog that was left abandoned on the side of a road.
Alys, a Patterdale dog, was found in a ditch weighing half of what she should and being so cold that her body didn’t even register a temperature on a thermometer.
Cara Rescue Dogs explained how Alys was found and how vets in Portarlington Veterinary Centre managed to save her life.
They say: “Another severe neglect case.
“This poor Patterdale girl was found near death in a ditch on the side of the road a week ago.
“When she arrived to the vets, she weighed only 4kg, half her ideal body weight. She was so cold that her temperature didn’t even register on the thermometer.
“Thankfully, the vets at Portarlington Veterinary Centre managed to save her life. She’s gained 1kg in the past week.
“She’s still emaciated. She’s ravounously hungry. Side effects of literally being starved to almost death.”
But Alys has now been fostered and it is hoped that she will make a full recovery.
Cara Rescue Dogs said: “She arrived to foster yesterday (Friday) and is doing great. Mostly looking for food and rubs.
“Onwards and upwards for beautiful Alys.”