There are no green acres for retired hunting dogs in Ireland.
No master's voice calling them home for good.
No curling up by the fire to warm those world-weary bones.
When she outlived her usefulness in the field, all Merci could expect was a place to curl up and die.
The 10-year-old sighthound, also known as a lurcher, found just that in a farmer's shed.
PAWS Animal Rescue Ireland