These two puppies in Longford had a very lucky escape after being found by a member of the public on the streets.
The puppies were found underneath a pile of rubbish and were found when one of the puppies started crying uncontrollably.
They were discovered by a member of the public in Ballymahon, near the River Inny’s Red Bridge.
The ISPCA were called and the puppies were taken to the National Animal Centre for immediate veterinary assessment.
ISPCA acting Centre Manager Hugh O’Toole said: “When I collected the puppy she seemed to be in reasonably good health but was suffering from the elements. She could have been there for some time.
Three puppies had been found but one puppy was sadly not as lucky as the other two and was already dead.
The remaining puppies were called Shannon and Saoirse and anybody with any information is asked to contact the ISPCA National Animal Cruelty Helpline on 1890 515 515.