It is great to see Roxy in a permanent home with a loving family, now living her best life!

Thanks to Garda O’Dwyer for his quick response which allowed the ISPCA to help Roxy in time

Roxy is now living her best life and loving her daily walks with her new best friend Natasha, after being rescued by ISPCA Chief Inspector Conor Dowling in Wicklow last year.

Conor Dowling was alerted to Roxy’s plight by Garda Tom O’Dwyer of Newtownmountkennedy Station in County Wicklow in June 2020 after her owner was imprisoned, leaving Roxy tied up in a mobile home.

Chief Inspector Dowling visited the mobile home and took steps to establish whether anyone was attending to Roxy. The following day it was known that nobody had entered the property so Garda O’Dwyer effected entry and Roxy was seized by Chief Inspector Dowling. She was taken for a veterinary examination where she was found to be underweight.

At Bray District Court on Thursday 14th October 2021, the dogs owner admitted an offence under the Animal Health and Welfare Act 2013 (AHWA) and agreed to surrender Roxy into the care of the ISPCA so she could finally be found a permanent new home.

Finding the facts proven, Judge John O’Leary congratulated the Gardaí and the ISPCA on their vigilance.

Chief Inspector Dowling commented: “I’d like to thank Garda O’Dwyer for his quick response which thankfully allowed us to help Roxy in time. Without our intervention she would likely have been in that situation for a number more days. It is great to see Roxy placed in a permanent home with a loving family. It’s the least she deserves”.

The ISPCA encourages members of the public to report any animal welfare concerns to the ISPCA National Animal Cruelty Helpline in confidence online here or by calling us on 0818 515 515 or emailing [email protected].

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