Rescued Rebel was injured at Christmas

January 15th, 2019 11:50 AM

By Kieran O'Mahony

Rebel after being stitched up.

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THE chairperson of the West Cork Animal Welfare Group (WCAWG) said that they are overwhelmed with the response from the public to the plight of a dog which was found in an almost comatose state with serious injuries over the Christmas period.

Jennifer Headlam said that thankfully the dog, now called Rebel, is on her way to recovery after her wounds were cleaned and stitched.

‘Rebel was found in someone’s garden after the owner’s dog came across her hidden in the undergrowth. She had a horrendous wound to the back of her neck which was infected and her ear was almost detached. We don’t know how she came to sustain these horrific injuries,’ said Jennifer.

‘They called round to us with her and once we saw the extent of her injuries, we took her to a vet immediately. She had a lot of intensive treatment to fight the infection and save her ear.’

But with vet bills mounting up, they decided to do some fundraising. Once they posted Rebel’s plight on their Facebook page last weekend, the response from the public was phenomenal.

‘People have really taken her to their hearts and donations came flooding in. We raised more than we expected and we were overwhelmed with the response from the public. Rebel is still at the vets recovering but is doing well and the vet is really happy with her progress. Her wound is healing really well and some of the sutures can be removed early next week.’

Jennifer has been posting regular updates on the WCAWG Facebook page due to the massive interest and once she recovers fully, she will get a new home.

Donations of €2 for Rebel and other WCAWG dogs can be made by texting WCA to 50300. 


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