Wounded badger turns out to be pedigree pooch!
An abandoned dog found in an appalling state has undergone an amazing transformation thanks to a kind animal lover.
Lorina Henry was left shocked when she discovered what she thought was wounded badger walking near the village of Muff in Co. Donegal a few days ago.
Lorina was out for a drive with her uncle, who noticed that the badger was, in fact, an abandoned dog. Despite a search of the area, no owner was found and
Lorina decided to take the dog back to her home in the village of Carrigans.
She took the dog to a vet and found it had been microchipped but not registered. Lorina, who is a full-time carer to her mum, then launched a social media campaign to find the owner.
She also gave the mystery dog a haircut and the transformation left her speechless. Underneath the matted ball of hair and dirt was a pedigree Shih Tzu.
“The vet estimated that he had not had his hair cut for more than a year,” said Lorina, who already has a Shih Tzu of her own.
“I would love to keep him, but I also understand he’s somebody else’s dog.”