Cradley Heath animal rescue centre's appeal for help after pup hurt in flats fall (From Halesowen News)
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Cradley Heath animal rescue centre's appeal for help after pup hurt in flats fall
10:12am Wednesday 7th August 2013 in Local
ANIMAL rescue volunteers are appealing for help to pay a £1,500 vet’s bill for fixing a puppy’s badly broke leg following a 20ft fall from a tower block balcony in Cradley Heath.
The six-month-old Staffordshire bull terrier was lucky to be found by a passing paramedic after plummeting from the flats last month.
The injured pup was taken to Halesowen’s Manor Vets and Wild Acre Rescue stepped in to pay for two operations.
The smashed femur was pinned and plated, but the Staffie suffered an adverse reaction to the pin which had to be removed.
He is being nursed back to health by foster carers Kevin and Karen Page, from Halesowen, but it is still touch and go whether the plate will hold the bone in place on its own or whether the leg will have to be amputated.
Mrs Page said: The puppy is absolutely lovely, although he does suffer from separation anxiety and he won’t let us leave him.
“But he is a much happier chap now than when he first arrived and he will get there and will make someone a lovely pet.”
She added: “We are a very small rescue centre and rely totally on public support and when you take £1,500 out of what we earn, it reduces what we can do and limits the number of animals we can save.”
Wild Acre is funded through its own charity shop in Cradley Heath High Street and anyone who wishes to support its work and help with the cost of the pup’s treatment can take items for the store to sell or make a financial contribution.
The charity currently has about 25 dogs and 40 cats in foster homes and donations can be made via its website www.wildacrerescue.co.uk or to the Wild Acre Puppy Fund at Manor Vets, Kent Road, call 0121 4225411 to make a debit card payment.
The RSPCA is investigating who the puppy belonged to and how he came to fall.
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