A charity vet has saved the life of a dog belonging to a homeless man after it was struck by a car.

Lucky and co
Lucky with her owner and animal welfare officer Tania Mazzoni.

Four-year-old Staffordshire bull terrier, Lucky, was presented to The Mayhew Animal Home in London with a broken hind leg and fractured pelvis. She appeared in a lot of pain and could hardly move.

Lucky by nature

Vet Áine Maguire said: “We performed a femoral head and neck excision on Lucky’s hind right leg, which was successful and she recovered well from the procedure. She had to be completely rested for a couple of weeks so her fractured pelvis had time to heal.”

Animal welfare officer Tania Mazzoni said: “It was extremely clear Lucky is very important to her owner and vice versa. She was extremely lucky not to be more seriously hurt. She isn’t just Lucky by name, but lucky by nature, too.

Outreach

“The Mayhew strives to tackle the companion animal welfare crisis from every possible angle. We are proactive and innovative, working to help animals and their carers by running outreach community initiatives.”

The charity covered all veterinary costs for Lucky, as well as providing a collapsible cage and physiotherapy tips so recovery could be continued once she had left.

 

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