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Abandoned Edinburgh pup was found wandering around bins at city park

A dog that was left abandoned in an Edinburgh park has overwhelmed the chances, after being found in a “shocking condition”.

Bagel, a King Charles Spaniel, got here to the Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home in February after being found. She was blind, deaf, and struggling to stroll.

The animal charity stated it was clear she had suffered “years of chronic abuse”. The in-house vet, Bridget, stated it did not look like Bagel would make it and described her as a “bag of bones” after they took her in.

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The pooch’s blindness was attributable to deep ulcers in her corneas, that have been at danger of rupturing. A mite infestation in her ear had brought on her eardrums to burst, inflicting her deafness.

She was additionally affected by anaemia, muscle weak spot from malnutrition and a urinary tract an infection. Additionally, Bagel had a dental illness attributable to a bone an infection in her jaw.

Bagel was blind, deaf and struggling to walk when she was foundBagel was blind, deaf and struggling to walk when she was found

Bagel was blind, deaf and struggling to stroll when she was found -Credit:Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home

With years of “dirt and grime” matted into her fur, Bagel was so malnourished and sick that her physique additionally had bald patches.

Bridget labored around the clock to ship life-saving care, together with flushing her ears, eradicating mammary mass, hourly eye drops, antibiotics and blood assessments. After months, Bagel regained her sight and listening to.

She’s now gained weight, her fur is rising again, and she or he’s working and enjoying. Throughout the therapy course of, Bridget fell in love with the pup and has now taken her residence full time.

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She stated: “Bagel is an absolute joy to live with, so sweet-natured, she loves nothing more than cuddling and sitting on your lap.

“She loves everybody and can fortunately sit on anyone’s knee! It has been pretty watching her get better, regain her sight and listening to, and develop all her hair again, she has turn into very fluffy.

“She has even started to play and do zoomies, it’s incredible to see her gain the energy and newfound confidence to enjoy life. We are all completely in love with her.”

The King Charles Spaniel was entered into the Holyrood Dog of the Year 2024The King Charles Spaniel was entered into the Holyrood Dog of the Year 2024

The King Charles Spaniel was entered into the Holyrood Dog of the Year 2024 -Credit:Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home

Bagel was even wholesome sufficient to be entered into the Holyrood Dog of the Year 2024, introduced into the judging ring by MSP Christine Graham. While she did not take residence the title, the Dog and Cat Home stated she’d “won the hearts of all of us”.

Dogs Trust stated: “Bagel arrived at Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home in a very sorry state and despite all she has been through, she is the most loveable and friendly little dog.”

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