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Brave family pet attacked with knife

A DOG believed to have disturbed intruders attempting to break into a shed in Brookeborough has had half of his ear cut off in a savage attack. 
Scott Robinson woke up on Tuesday morning and found his dog, Charlie, on the dootstep severely injured and bleeding heavily. Charlie’s body was badly cut with several marks resembling stab wounds, and his neck and face was also injured and part of his ear had been cut off.
Recently, there has been a spate of crime in east Fermanagh with a number of incidents reported to the police, and they are currently investigating a link between the crimes.
It is believed that Charlie may have interrupted intruders who were attempting to break into a shed, and was savagely attacked as a result. Scott took Charlie to the vets and was told that the injuries were likely caused by a human with a knife or sharp object. 
Speaking to the Herald, Scott said, “I went outside on Tuesday morning and Charlie was at the door, and there was blood everywhere. The whole side of him was cut so I put him round into the kennel until I could get the vet. He was shaking. 
“As soon as the vet saw it she said the injuries weren’t done by another animal, but a human had done it to him with a knife or something. Apparently the neighbours disturbed boys trying to break into a shed, so I am presuming someone was going for a shed down the lane, and Charlie would have startled them, and they have tried to slash him. They have cut most of his ear off.”
Charlie was still at the vets at the time of going to print, but his owner was hopeful that he would be OK following his terrifying ordeal. 
Scott continued, “This is such a lovely peaceful area. People in the village are lovely, and you couldn’t get a nicer village. Everyone looks after each other, but this kind of thing is very concerning for everyone. 
“It is terrible that people are out there carrying knives that sharp that could cut his ear. Hopefully Charlie will just get stitched up and he will be okay but it shouldn’t have happened.”
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