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Heartbreaking Story of Emaciated Boxers!

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This is so disturbing to me that anyone would treat one of our sweet loving boxers this way. Mail Online reports two Boxers (two-year-old brothers) were rushed for life saving treatment to  a veterinary center run by the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to  Animals (ISPCA).  The article stated:
They feature in a new episode of TV3-show  Animal A&E, which investigates the 'epidemic' of unwanted and discarded dogs  in Ireland.  The dogs were filmed being treated by ISPCA  staff, as the show's presenter Andrea Hayes and the team look on. The horrifying state of the animals reflects  the plight of a growing 'epidemic' of discarded dogs that are dealt by the  ISPCA's officers. The programme, which airs tomorrow at 7.30pm  also features a small terrier named Memphis which had been dumped over the eight  foot-tall security fence at Ireland's Dog's Trust charity - despite the building  being open to the public at the time.
Ms Hayes said: 'We went to the ISPCA  centre  in Longford and we got a call to say two boxer dogs had been brought in. They  were  among the most severely neglected dogs the inspector had seen.
'They were completely anaemic and severely  malnourished. It would have taken quite a lot of time to get them so  starved. 'They had sores on their body which showed  their skin was a closed to the bone as it could get.' ISPCA Inspector, Conor Dowling said  'irresponsible' dog ownership is a 'major animal welfare issue in  Ireland with  far too many owners not embracing concepts such as  neutering and  microchipping. 'We produce far too many puppies in Ireland,'  he said, 'and this is reflected in the cases of canine cruelty and neglect that  we encounter on a daily basis and the numbers of dogs discarded in our  pounds.' Mark Beazley, executive director of the Dogs  Trust said: 'Unfortunately, we are seeing over 1,200 stray and abandoned dogs  coming through our doors every year. 'People are still taking on the  responsibility of dog ownership without enough consideration of what it  entails,' he said, 'a dog is for life. 'We hope that by working with organisations  such as TV3 and the ISPCA we can highlight this issue and inform the public to  really think about what is involved in owning a dog for life.' The two boxers featured on the show have  recovered from their ordeal and are due to be re-homed.
NOTE: Some may find the below video is disturbing and distressing.     What are your thoughts?

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