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Brave rescue dog 'Major' needs your help folks

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Brave rescue dog 'Major' needs your help folks
Janet Johnston @DundalkDemocrat

THEY say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks but that will not be the case for Major if his owner Katie has anything to do with it.

Badly disabled dog Major, a German Shepard Collie mix, was recently rescued from the local pound by dog lover Katie Morgan who has now made it her mission to get him mobile, with the aid of dog mobility wheels.

Katie is now appealing for help to get Major mobile, so he can live the rest with some level of comfort,

“These carts are available online and if Major was to get one it would be the difference between enjoying a few good years or being put to sleep when he no longer has the power to drag himself around on his back legs, he is otherwise a healthy and happy dog”.

“At 13 years of age and disabled from an old and untreated injury, presumably a car accident, Major didn't stand a chance of being rehomed.

“We don’t how long he has had to drag himself around for but judging by the bad scaring on his rear legs it must have been for years’.

Katie and Ken who foster for Dundalk Dog Rescue saw his plea on Facebook and took him in.

After a Vet check with Healthy Pets he was passed fit other than his injuries and has been put on anti-inflammatories for the rest of his life.

Whilst his heart and mind are strong his back legs are weak from the old injury he is missing three toes on one paw and most of the time walks on his knuckles.

“Major will be on medication for the rest of his life and that’s why donations are so greatly appreciated.

“But most importantly we are appealing for donations towards a doggy wheelchair which will give Major that much needed mobility to live out the rest of his golden years in comfort and make up for all those years of neglect”.

To read more about Majors story or to make a donation just visit and search ‘appeal for dog mobility wheels’.

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