A FAMILY pet who had half his ear sliced off in a savage attack is on the road to recovery.
Charlie, a Dalmatian is believed to have disturbed intruders who may have been attempting to break into a shed under the cover of dark.
Scott Robinson woke up on Tuesday last to find his dog on the doorstep 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.
After treatment at the vets Charlie returned home to Brookeborough and recovering well.
Speaking to the Herald this week, Scott said, “He’s very reserved after it. He done his job protecting the area, but he didn’t deserve that.
“He’s starting to come back to himself but the ear is annoying him. He’s flapping the wee bit of it that is left. For the most part he’s staying in his kennel, he’ll come out for a walk about and then go back in again which isn’t like him.
“Normally he would be out and about or barking looking a treat. He had a chicken dinner on Sunday and that was the first time that he has really come out. He’s on the mend hopefully.”
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