17th Nov, 2018

Stray dog with severe injuries recovering in Bromsgrove could have been 'deliberately kicked'

A STRAY dog is recovering at Bromsgrove’s Blue Cross rehoming centre after being found with severe injuries.

The ‘skinny’ lurcher, nicknamed Peg, was in a lot of pain with her leg, which was broken in two places, when she was admitted to the charity’s animal hospital in Victoria, London for emergency treatment.

Due to her severe injuries, the 18-month-old needed surgery or the fractured leg would never heal.

She had a metal plate and eight screws fitted to hold the bones in place.

Laura Coveney, Animal Welfare Supervisor at Bromsgrove Blue Cross said: “We don’t know much about what happened to poor Peg before she came to us but our vets say her leg fracture is a bit of a mystery.

“She doesn’t have other injuries that are consistent with being hit by a car or falling from a height.”

Laura said it would have taken significant trauma to cause this kind of injury and the vets could not rule out that she had been deliberately kicked or hit with a blunt object.

“She is such a loving, sweet dog we hope to find her the loving home she deserves just as soon as we can,” she added.

She will now get all the care and love she needs at the centre in Bromsgrove for a few weeks before she is ready to be rehomed.

To find out more about rehoming or fostering Peg during her recovery, or to make a donation towards the care of pets at Blue Cross, visit www.bluecross.org.uk, email bromsgrove@bluecross.org.uk or call Blue Cross in Bromsgrove on 0300 777 1460.

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