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Friday 18 January 2019

Dying dog's life saved by WSPCA at Christmas

The dog found in Adamstown.
The dog found in Adamstown.

David Looby

A chocolate brown dog found near death outside Adamstown on Sunday has been rescued and is receiving the best of care this New Year by the WSPCA.

Adamstown resident Rachel Morris found the dog in her garden.

Rachel said: 'The rain was torrential. As I walked along I stopped and looked behind me and I couldn't believe my eyes, a little chocolate coloured dog was walking slowly towards me. He was soaked through to the bone and I knew by the way he held himself and walked that he was very weak and unwell.'

Rachel towel dried him as well as she could and gave him food and water before bringing him in to lay next to the stove.

'He was in a bad way and this worried me. He was very distressed and kept walking around the bed I made him and whimpering at the same time. He finally settled and I let him rest.'

Rachel contacted Lorraine Fortune who is heavily involved in dog rescuing in the area who passed on Brigid Cullen of the WSPCA's number to her.

'She arranged for me to bring him in. No-one has looked for him and he isn't micro-chipped,' Rachel added.

Brigid said: 'He was in a very bad way and wouldn't have lasted the night so we got the emergency vet just in case. He was very skinny and his breathing was bad and his testicles were all swollen up and he had conjunctivitis.'

Once he was given pain relieving medicines and had his eyes treated, the little cocker, springer cross bounced back to life.

'He is doing great. He must have gone off looking for a female or went missing for a while. He was dehydrated more than anything. We're hoping to find the owner.'

Rachel said: 'I just want to say how overwhelmed I am that the WSPCA took this dog in to their care on a Sunday afternoon and gave him the care he needed and they are volunteers.'

Meanwhile a black boxer, lab cross was found in New Ross recently.

Anyone missing either dog can contact Brigid on 087 1220416.

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