Pug Found Dumped In A Plastic Bag Finds His Forever Home
'Bobby', as he has become known, became famous last week when he was rescued after a passer-by heard him whining in a bush in Flower Hill, County Meath.
Despite the huge number of people who wanted to give Bobby a home, he is now going to be spending his days with Chris Kelly, who runs the shelter at Coolronan.
Chris fell in love with the tiny pup after he was brought into the shelter and - after helping save his life - probably has first dibs, right?
Chris told The Mirror: "He just became so attached to me and a decision was made over the weekend that I should keep him. He follows me everywhere, he is very attached to me and he is always very excited to see me.
"He is a great little fella. He had to be wormed and he had a leg injury, but he is doing really, really well. I'm really happy he is OK and he is very much wanted. I'm rescuing dogs 13 years and I never have been attached like this.
"I just thought he should stay with me and we all agreed he was attached to me - why ruin that for him? He has already suffered enough."
To be fair, Chris has devoted a large potion of his life to helping dogs that are in need, so Bobby will definitely be in safe hands.
Chris has been running the rescue centre alongside his partner Ramona Cunningham for 13 years, in which time they've rescued about 150 dogs.
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He said that the reaction to Bobby's tale had cheered him up massively after becoming 'sickened' by the amount of animal cruelty and neglect he's seen in Ireland.
He continued: "People have no idea what is going on in this country with animals. Sanctuaries all across the country are overrun with unwanted dogs. Bobby is one of thousands.
"It turns my stomach. We have no laws that protect animals properly in this country. Microchipping is not being enforced and paperwork with dogs is just a disaster. It's either not accurate or truthful.
"Microchipping and neutering needs to happen at an early age. There are too many dogs in Ireland.
"I have dogs that go to Sweden to be re-homed because we can't cater for all the unwanted dogs in this country."
"If this whole was properly policed or you really had tough laws to protect vulnerable animals, you wouldn't have this level of cruelty.
"It is disgusting what is going on in this country and no one is policing it. Pet owners who abuse or dump their dogs should face prison or huge fines. It is totally unacceptable."
Well, at least Bobby won't have to worry about that ever again.
Featured Image Credit: Coolronan Dog Rescue