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Dog lovers take in injured dog, proving it really is the season of goodwill

A dog-loving couple from Chartham, Canterbury made the Christmas wish of a rescue dog with a broken leg come true when they opened up their home to care for her this Christmas.

One-year-old Ivy had been brought to the Dogs Trust Canterbury’s care on Christmas Eve with a broken hind leg. Staff knew she would benefit from the comforts of a home environment so they decided to call on foster carers Bryan and Sharon Taylor to see if she could spend Christmas in their family home. After the staff told them about Ivy, they didn’t hesitate to make room in their home for the lovely Lurcher in time for the big day.

Sharon says:

“We only became foster carers last month but when we heard about Ivy it broke our hearts. She is gorgeous and we just wanted to make sure she had somewhere to rest and relax and every home comfort possible.

“We were planning a very quiet Christmas, so we knew we could give her what she needed and we’re delighted to have her as a house guest.”

Ivy’s fracture was very complicated and required a two hour surgery to repair, but she is now on the road to recovery, enjoying lots of TLC with Bryan and Sharon whilst she recuperates.

Dogs Trust Canterbury’s Rehoming Centre Manager, Harriet Blaskett, said:

“Our foster carers are wonderful and we were delighted when Bryan and Sharon said they could look after Ivy, particularly at this time of year.

“Despite everything Ivy has been through she is a lovely girl, a real sweetheart, and we’re sure that once she is quite literally back up and running, 2019 will find her settled into the loving new home she deserves.”

In 2018 Dogs Trust Canterbury has found forever homes for almost 307 dogs. If you would like to welcome a dog into your life in 2019, please call the rehoming centre on 0300 303 0292.