Six puppies have been rescued from an industrial estate in Lucan in West Dublin.
The dogs, along with their mother, had been living in a ditch.
All of the rescued pups have been treated for Parvovirus - which can be fatal in dogs.
Terrified mom & puppies living in a ditch.
The little family were surrounded by tick heavy brambles & fencing between an Industrial Estate and a busy main road in the Lucan area, Co Dublin. It took 3 days to catch the first 3 puppies. #animalrescue #dogsarefamily #dspca pic.twitter.com/ix4eu0WGHa
— DSPCA (@DublinSPCA) January 26, 2023
The DSPCA says the mother dog is still on the loose because she's terrified of humans.
On Twitter, the charity says, "their mom ran off as soon as our inspector approached completely disoriented & very stressed."