Catherine Keating from Louth County Council's Animal Compound with the 3-4 week old lamb that was removed from a private house by Louth County Council’s veterinary section during the week. Photo: Ciara Wilkinson.
A tiny little lamb, thought to be just 3-4 weeks old, has been rescued from a private house in South County Louth by the council’s veterinary section in the last week.
When it was found in the back yard of the house the tiny male lamb was not weaned and was showing signs of dehydration and malnourishment.
He was also weak on his feet and was untagged.
A warrant to search the house was executed by the Veterinary section of Louth County Council with assistance from the Gardai.
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The lamb was immediately brought to the Animal Compound of Louth County Council and given emergency treatment.
County Veterinary Surgeon Garrett Shine said, “fluids and Lamlac replacement milk was administered by stomach tube initially and the lamb is now recovering and getting bottle fed during the day and beginning to nibble at grass.”
He reminded people that lambs are not suitable as pets and it is not permissible for an individual without a flock number to receive sheep or lambs from a farmer.
This article was written by Elaine Keogh
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