Another dog in the Shannonside region has been found chained to a gate, marking the second time in just a week.
The German shepherd-Akita was discovered near the entrance of the ISPCA center in Keenagh, Co. Longford.
The dog was said to have been in “excruciating pain” before it was found and an ISPCA staff member rushed the dog to a local vet for emergency treatment.
Last week, a dog and her newborn puppies were found in similar circumstances in Co. Roscommon.
The ISPCA is appealing to anyone with information about the owners.