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Happy ending for pup Obie after being ‘thrown from van’


Obie the dog who was found on the side of the road

A three month old pup, who was found abandoned at the side of the road in Enniskillen after reportedly being thrown from a van, is to be given a second chance in a new home.
The Jack Russell named ‘Obie’ was found terrified and abandoned at the side of the road in Enniskillen earlier this month by a passer-by. The man named James stopped and took the brown and white dog to the Perfect Paws Dog Sanctuary in Aughnacloy where he has since been nursed back to full health.
James contacted the Frank Mitchell radio show on U105 after he came across the young pup while travelling home to Newtownards.
“I was coming home on a wet cold miserable night and saw something sitting on the road about 200 yards away. I got a bit closer and it transpired it was a wee dog. It didn’t move out of the way, so I had to stop.
“I got out and I found this little dog in a distressed state and I picked it up. You could see instantly the dog was glad to be safe for once.”
James approached a nearby bungalow and asked the woman inside if she knew who owned the dog.
“She said ‘that wee dog was thrown out of a van about 20 minutes ago and I phoned the police and they said they couldn’t do anything about it’”.
“Someone came along and threw that wee dog out into a country lane on a Sunday evening, that was despicable. I don’t know how anybody could do that,” he added.
James got in touch with staff at Perfect Paws who came and collected the shivering animal who was full of worms and suffering from malnutrition.
The pup was named Obie by staff at the sanctuary who have since been posting updates of his progress on Facebook.
A spokesman told the Herald this week: “Little Obie is doing great. When he was left in to us he was scared stiff but has come along so well. He has found his voice and loves his snuggles. Obie has really come out of his shell and is such a little sweetheart. He is putting on much needed weight and has had his full health check at the vets and is awaiting a second set of vaccinations. He is all good to go to his new home. His new family already have a little Jack Russell so hopefully the company of another dog will help build his confidence even more.”

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