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‘Our little Matty’: Yorkie found in a plastic bag gets a happy new life

Matty (previously called Louis)— the Yorkie found in a zipped plastic bag beside a rural laneway back in March—has  been happily rehomed.

Two months ago ISPCA Inspector Karen Lyons responded to a call in Derryharrow, Co. Longford. A local man who discovered Matty had cut the dog free of the plastic bag, but he was frozen and traumatised. 

Saved from a terrifying death by suffocation, Matty was taken to a local vet for immediate assessment. He had no injuries, but also wasn’t microchipped, meaning his owner could not be tracked down. 

After being transferred to the National Animal Centre Matty was cared for, vaccinated, treated for parasites, neutered and microchipped.

In spite of this disturbing, traumatic ordeal, Matty remains a kind, loveable and gentle dog. He is now a well-loved family pet. Julie, his new owner, sent us an update on his progress.Matty is now enjoying walks on the beach, car journeys, and family get-togethers.

“I took him to a Communion on Saturday,” Julia wrote. “Everyone loved him!”

“I’m having too much fun with this little fella. Just love him so much…our little Matty,” she added.

We couldn’t be happier to see the heart breaking circumstances Matty was found in reversed entirely! Thanks to Julie for the update.

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