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Collie dog abandoned with horrific leg injury

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On Tuesday the 21st of July 2015, ISPCA Inspector Kevin McGinley responded to an urgent call in the Cloghan area of Donegal concerning a dog with a horrific leg injury. Upon arrival it became clear that the black and white female collie dog approximately two years old had a very serious wound to her right hind leg. ISPCA Inspector McGinley immediately secured the dog and took her to a local veterinary practice for emergency treatment.

Upon veterinary assessment, her injury was too bad to save her leg and she will require an amputation. Following her surgery, she will be brought to the National Animal Centre in Longford for rehabilitation.  Unfortunately the dog was not micro-chipped making it difficult to locate an owner.

Irresponsible dog ownership is a major animal welfare problem and from the 31st March 2016, it will be a legal requirement that all dogs be micro-chipped and registered plus puppies born from 1st September this year also must be chipped.

ISPCA Inspector McGinley said: “Despite the terrible pain this dog must have endured, she has a beautiful temperament and is eager to trust despite what she has been through. She deserves a second chance and the ISPCA will find her a loving home once her injury has healed.  We expect she will make a full recovery”.

Each year the ISPCA rescues animals that are subjected to horrific injuries and we need your help to continue rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming them. The ISPCA is a not for profit organisations and is in receipt of only 10% government funding annually.

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