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New Life for Scald Attack Victim Colin

14 August 2014

UK - We are thrilled to report that Colin the Staffordshire bull terrier who had his skin and fur burned off, before being dumped in a canal is making fantastic progress with his new owner.

We reported Colin's ordeal earlier this year after he ended up at animal charity Rain Rescue with one of the worst cases of animal cruelty they'd ever seen.

Colin has since been rehomed by ex-nurse Mari Preston who was touched by Colin’s plight after seeing an appeal to help pay for his vets’ fees.

Colin was in absolute burning agony because the burns were so severe.
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Mari said: "I use factor 50+ sun cream on the scar. Its a once a day application and works really well.

"However, belt & braces, Colin wears a vest over the top, whilst in the garden.

"I have noticed the scar is feeling & looking better since the daily application of sun cream, then at night its the Manuku honey."

Colin now has a new playmate in fellow Staffordshire bull terrier Safi and has been trained to sit in the shade to keep the sun off his scar where he was scalded.

ThePetSite Charity of the Month

Rain Rescue is currently our Charity of the Month for August.

Rain Rescue relies on donations so it can continue to help dogs like Colin.

Its next fundraising event, a 1980s ‘Roxy Live’ concert at the O2 Academy on October 19, is aiming to raise a massive £20,000.

Acts lined up include Sonia, T’Pau, Dr & the Medics, Black Lace and Pat Sharp.

Click here to buy tickets for the event.

You can find out more about our Charity of the Month and read about their current tenant, Mr Humphreys, here.

Gemma Hyland, Editor

Gemma Hyland, Editor

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