Ciara O'Kelly, Leitrim Dog Warden and Animal Welfare Officer, pictured with James Madden, Leitrim County Veterinary Officer and two border collie dogs Rossa and Tom.
Leitrim Animal Welfare is anxiously seeking good homes for all their dogs, but in particular for the 16 border collies they are currently caring for.
The dogs have been handed in or are strays and they are being expertly cared for at the Leitrim Dog Shelter in Drumkeerin.
The dogs are all in good health now but unfortunately some were mistreated and traumatised and are thankfully making great progress.
Border collies are one of the most popular breeds and make great pets and working dogs. They are known as a 'BFF' - Best Friend for Farmers - and when properly trained are great working dogs on farms.
Border collies are great dogs with great personalities and are faithful pets but must have lots of exercise and room to run around. They are not suited as house pets.
The dogs are now all microchipped, vaccinated and neutered. Dog owners are reminded it is the law to have your dog microchipped and licensed.
If you would like to give one of these adorable dogs, or any other dog in the shelter, a good home and a happy life, please contact Leitrim Animal Welfare on 071-9648300, firstname.lastname@example.org
You can visit from 10.30am-2.30pm each day, except Sunday.