PICTURES: Urgent help needed to save animals stranded in Mountmellick flood

A number of animals in Mountmellick out The Borness area have been stranded now for three days without food due to flooding. 

Laura Murphy has been sharing updates of the animals on Facebook. 

She cannot get to the animals and is now appealing to the public for help as the animals are in danger if they are left to fend for themselves for much longer.

Laura does not know who owns the animals and she posted this message on Facebook on Thursday evening, November 23. 

"These are pictures of horses and cows stuck out The Borness, Mountmellick.

"Up to their belly in water no land in sight for them to get up on. No food. Freezing temperatures to come.

"I rang department of agriculture first thing and they said they would get someone out. The horses were still there at 5pm this evening in the same spots not able to move and freezing with the cold.

"I’ve contacted the guards this evening. Nothing they can do. Please share," she said.

Laura has asked if anyone in the area is available to help with bringing the animals to safety.

"Is there anyone around to help. Everyone going mad about them out there and no one offering help. I need someone with a Jeep," she said.

Members of the public are seriously concerned about the welfare of these animals.

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