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Injured Staffie needs new home
2:16pm Thursday 12th September 2013 in News
ANIMAL lovers rallied to the aid of a Halesowen rescue centre faced with a £1,500 vet’s bill for fixing a puppy’s badly broken leg sustained in a 20ft fall from a block of flats.
After the pup’s plight was highlighted in the News last month, Wild Acre Rescue was inundated with donations to cover the cost of two operations to save the Staffie’s hind leg.
Foster carer Kevin Page said: “The response to the article was really, really good - excellent.”
He added his thanks to The Big Pet Store, which had collected £200 from staff and customers towards the bill and gave dog food.
Cash donations were made through the centre’s website and its puppy fund at Halesowen’s Manor Vets. There was also an increase in the number of items donated to Wild Acre’s charity shop in Cradley Heath High Street.
Mr Page’s wife Karen said the Staffie - aged about eight months - which has now been named Noah, had undergone further treatment and is having hydrotherapy sessions to strengthen his leg muscles.
She said there was about a £300 shortfall to the vet’s bill now and the small charity also faces more costs - having recently taken in a bitch who produced 12 puppies and another Staffie which has had to have a broken leg amputated.
“It never stops - we are always looking for money for vets’ bills and to cover the costs of looking after abandoned animals,” said Mrs Page.
Noah is now well on the mend and, although he is currently being looked after by Mr and Mrs Page’s daughter Linda Jennings, is ready to be rehomed.
He is described as house trained with a nice temperament and good with children.
To find out more about Noah, or to make a donation to the rescue centre visit www.wildacrerescue.co.uk
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