Life looking brighter for injured dog found in Sandwell

An abandoned injured dog has been given a new lease of life after animal-lovers rallied round to pay for a major operation to her paw.

Tanya Smith with foster dog Kelly, who is on the road to recovery
Tanya Smith with foster dog Kelly, who is on the road to recovery

Staffordshire cross Kelly was found in a layby in Sandwell earlier this year. Her back left paw was partly severed and she had lost a lot of blood.

The seven-year-old dog was rushed to charity Wild Acre Rescue who immediately arranged for her to be seen by Manor Vets, in Graingers Lane, Halesowen.

But vets were unable to operate straight away because her blood loss was so severe she was anaemic and too weak for surgery.

They instead had to dress the wound daily so it did not become infected.

And Kelly was sent to live with fosterers Tanya and Howard Smith, of Cradley Heath, who have helped to nurse the lovable pooch back to health.

To begin with the couple had to feed her with a syringe because she was so poorly but as time passed Kelly has grown stronger.

And an appeal issued by the charity for donations, including an advert in the Express & Star, to cover the dog’s medical bills proved a success – with £1,500 raised so far.

Donations are still needed to help with the dog’s future treatment at http://wildacrerescue.co.uk

Mrs Smith said: “Kelly is a lovely dog and has a very sweet temperament. Even when she was in pain and had to have her paw redressed she never snapped once.”