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Garth the bull terrier makes full recovery after vicious attack by another dog

He was found with severe wounds in a field in north Dublin earlier this year.

English bull terrier dog found battered, bloodied and discarded! Garth, pictured here after the attack. Source: ISPCA

YOU MIGHT REMEMBER Garth the bull terrier from earlier this year.

He was found in the Finglas area of north Dublin in July, lying at the edge of a park with multiple severe wounds to his neck, throat and front legs consistent with bites from another dog.

It appears that he may have been unwillingly involved in a fight.

The Irish Blue Cross took Garth in, cleaned his wounds, and put him on the path to recovery.

Thankfully it’s all been uphill since then. Now two months after the attack, he looked in fair better shape when he appeared on TV3′s Ireland AM yesterday.

He has also moved on to his new permanent home with an experienced owner of English Bull Terriers.

“The whole time he was undergoing daily bathing and treatments Garth displayed wonderful patience and gentleness”, said ISPCA Animal Welfare Supervisor Denise McCausland.

He was a fantastic patient and great ambassador for his breed. Garth was a delight to look after and will be missed greatly by all the staff who adored him.

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PastedImage-36022 Garth yesterday, looking in fair better shape. Source: Ireland AM

However, despite a public appeal for information, investigators from the ISPCA are no closer to finding out what happened to Garth.

If anyone has any information about Garth, or how he came to be in the Finglas area on the evening of Thursday 10th July, they can contact the ISPCA in confidence on 1890 515 515.

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