Its after a dog arrived at Cara Rescue Dogs and gave birth to a litter of puppies.
A Laois animal rescue organisation is reminding pet owners about the importance of neutering pets in the run up to Christmas.
Its after a young dog that arrived at Cara Rescue Dogs three weeks ago gave birth to a litter of puppies.
Rayna came into their care about 3 weeks ago filthy, matted and terrified and 6 days ago she gave birth to 4 pups.
That brings the total of pups in foster homes in their care to fifty.
Lorraine is co-founder of Cara Rescue Dogs - she says the benefits are wide ranging: