FIGHTING FIT: Milo is recovering well with Merrilee Pettinato after he was attacked by wild dogs in Bexhill a month ago.
FIGHTING FIT: Milo is recovering well with Merrilee Pettinato after he was attacked by wild dogs in Bexhill a month ago. Cathy Adams

Attacked by wild dogs: Milo’s miracle recovery

A CUTE kelpie who was on death's door after being ferociously attacked by wild dogs in Bexhill last month has made a miracle recovery.

Two-year-old Milo is loving life after being nurtured back to health by owner Merrilee Pettinato and vet Darryl Deeley from the Keen St Clinic.

Ms Pettinato said she was worried that Milo might be psychologically and physically scarred by the incident.

"We had a few days there when we thought he was going to be traumatised, but he's better than ever now," Ms Pettinato said.

In true canine style, Milo kept his severe wounds clean by himself by licking them constantly.

"(Dogs) know how to recover," Ms Pettinato said. "He absolutely put himself to bed for three weeks.

"He never attempted to do anything.

"He only went outside for the first time four days ago."

There are signs that Milo is well aware of what happened to him, however - he has developed a new instinct not to go to certain places during walks.

"At the end of the road there is a paddock and he just wouldn't go in there the other day. He wouldn't budge." Ms Pettinato said.

It's believed when Milo was attacked he had trotted into the wild pack's lair after they howled a siren song.

The hunt is still on for his savage attackers, who are still believed to be happily ensconced in the area.

A trapping program run by North Coast Local Land Services has managed to nab one of the pack's pups - but not the alpha males.



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