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A brutal image of a blind dog has become the focus of an ongoing online debate surrounding the plight of animals living in Irish puppy farms.

The photo of a grey terrier named Ponda was shared by Animal Heaven Animal Rescue’s Facebook page yesterday alongside a caption which claims the dog only escaped her previous owners because she can no longer produce pups.

“After nine years of breeding the only reason she got out was the fact she can’t have pups anymore,” reads the heartwrenching post.  “Tonight she is recovering at our vets after being spayed and both eyes removed.”

The caption suggests Ponda suffered years of pain while being “forced to have pups” to profit her owners and living in “filthy conditions”.

The Kerry-based charity has called for puppy farming to be banned while posing the question: “Will her face be enough to stop people buying designer dogs for Christmas?”

Naturally, the image of the dog’s oozing eyes has caused great upset among the animal-loving community.

Comments on the post range from genuine upset to sheer anger at the lax regulations which allow such abuse to occur.

“I would love five minute with the people who caused this pain to these unfortunate animals,” wrote one impassioned commentator.  “They’re not fit to be called humans.”

“OMG why don’t the guards do something about this?” asked another.  “My heart really is breaking.  Why are these bad heartless people allowed to do this to a sweet puppy who only really wanted to be loved and cared for?”

Last week, 96 designer puppies – including Basset Hounds, Beagles, Yorkies, Cocker Spaniels and Bichon Frise – bound for the UK market were rescued at Dublin Port.

The pups have been placed in foster homes as they are currently too ill to be assigned to permanent owners.

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67 dogs and 23 puppies have been rescued from a puppy farm by the ISPCA and Dogs Trust after they were reportedly found caked in their own faeces.

The dogs – which include Maltese, Bichon Frise, Shih Tzu, Pomeranian and Jack Russell breeds – were found to be living in bare concrete runs.

A number of the animals were suffering from serious skin conditions as well as eye and teeth problems which required immediate veterinary attention.

All of the dogs involved were less than three-years-old and were passed into the care of the ISPCA and Dogs Trust through the relevant local authority.

According to an ISPCA press release, the dogs were removed from the premises after the establishment failed to meet upgrades previously outlined by the local authority.

The CEO of the ISPCA Dr Andrew Kelly has thanked the local authority involved in the case for taking action and said “these dogs will now receive the care they deserve and will be rehomed over the coming months when they are ready”.

“Dogs are not cattle or sheep and have very different welfare needs including the need for socialisation and the company of humans. They simply do not get that in these large scale puppy farms,” he continued.

People with information about rogue breeders or suspected animal abuse cases have been asked to contact the ISPCA National Animal Cruelty Helpline in confidence on 1890 515 515 or make a report online through the ISPCA website.

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