A veterinary practice in East Yorkshire waived its fees to treat a stray puppy in need of major orthopaedic surgery.

Ruffles was given major surgery before being rehomed

Haven Veterinary Group treated the 18-month-old Jack Russell terrier-type puppy at its Holderness Road branch in Hull when staff bought it in from Carr House Rescue Centre. Hull City Council’s dog warden picked the puppy up originally.

A femoral head excision procedure was conducted on the puppy and staff renamed it Ruffles.

Norma Anderson from Carr House Rescue Centre said: “Thanks to the generosity of the team at Haven, Ruffles is doing well. He was rehomed by Sue Grantham from Withernsea and it is hoped walks on the beach will help his leg become stronger.”

Principle vet and Haven Veterinary Group owner Jim Morris said: “We had no alternative to surgery to free the dog from pain. We were pleased with the surgery and are delighted Ruffles has a new home and is recovering well.”

Haven Veterinary Group has been treating and caring for small and large animals for more than a century. Its Holderness Road practice is one of only a few nurse training centres in East Yorkshire.  

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