"We appeal to everyone
to please have patience. Our volunteers are not here
to take abuse or threats from members of the public.
"Our volunteers have had several phone calls
demanding that we help now or they will shoot or let
the dog in question go to roam the streets.
"We at Donegal Pet Rescue would like to remind
people that we are a voluntary organisation who are
trying to help as many unwanted pets as we can," it
told Facebook followers.
Another Donegal charity, Animals in Need, recently
revealed that 13 pups were rescued from the pound on
New Year's Eve.
All of them were taken to various foster homes in
preparation for re-homing.
Meanwhile, Donegal Pet Rescue reminded people that
it was reliant on the availability of foster space
to cater for the high demand.
"Although we do offer a re-homing service it depends
on the foster space available and on how quickly we
re-home the dogs that are in our care.
"For stray dogs we do offer a service where we will
advertise for the owner on our Facebook page and,
contrary to popular belief, we are not a collection
service for all animals found wandering.
"We would ask people to keep an eye on our page for
dogs available for re-homing and to help share our
lost and found album to help reunite pets," the
charity added. It also urged people: "Please spay
and neuter your pet and don't add to the problem."