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Appeal as three-legged animals are left on the shelf
Wood Green appeals for special homes for three-legged cats and dogs
The Shelter in Godmanchester is currently home to three three-legged dogs and a three-legged kitten that are looking for their forever homes, but are being over looked because of their disability.
Breeze, a seven-year-old Lurcher was brought to the Shelter on December 3 after being found limping along a road in Yelling, St Neots.
The black and white beauty was in pain and veterinary staff at the Shelter had to make the difficult decision to amputate her front left leg.
Riley, a six-month-old cross breed puppy, also needed his front left leg amputated but his owners couldn’t afford the treatment, and so they took him to the Shelter on November 26.
Miley, a five-month-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier, was brought to the Shelter on 14 November because her owner is particularly unwell and was unable to care for her properly. Staff discovered she had been in a car accident and had had her back leg poorly amputated. As a result she still had a stump, the wound was still open and she was in considerable pain. It was vital that Miley underwent another operation to completely remove the leg and clear up the wound to minimise the risk of infection.
Geldof, a 12-week-old ginger and white kitten was found trapped on a farm near Huntingdon on November 23.
He was brought to the Shelter and the veterinary team discovered he had an old wound on his leg that had gone rotten and they had no choice but to operate.
Deputy Head of Animal Welfare, Linda Cantle, said: “Despite having three legs, Riley, Miley, Breeze and Geldof are just like any other dog or cat. They need the same love and care as any four-legged animal, but it is quicker to clean and dry their paws after a wintry walk!
“If you want to rescue a dog or a cat, then animals like Riley, Miley, Breeze and Geldof are the ones that really need rescuing.”
For further information about rehoming Miley, Riley, Breeze or Geldof, call 0844 248 8181 or visit www.woodgreen.org.uk
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