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Abandoned puppy tied to lamppost with broken leg finds love in her forever home

Staff at Dogs Trust Leeds were horrified when they received a telephone call asking if they could help an abandoned puppy that had been found tied to a lamppost by the side of a road with a broken leg.

The team at the Rehoming Centre didn’t hesitate to come to her rescue and now after a successful operation to mend her broken leg, four- month-old Damson is no longer in distress, and has headed off to her forever home.

Amanda Sands, Rehoming Centre Manager, said:

“It was a dreadful situation. The poor thing had been left tied to a lamppost just with her bed and was obviously in a lot of pain. We have no idea how she came to be injured but thankfully the operation was a success and so we were able to start looking for a new home for her. We weren’t surprised when she stole someone’s heart within a matter of days!”

Mark Parry and Michelle Ingall from Halifax had gone to the York Road rehoming centre looking to give a dog a new lease of life, but they didn’t meet the Staffordshire Bull Terrier puppy on their first visit.

“When we went along all we knew was that we wanted to give a dog a second chance,” explains Mark. “Unfortunately after chatting to the staff during our first visit we didn’t feel there was a dog there that would necessarily suit our lifestyle, so we headed home knowing we’d go back again soon. But then we got a phone call and were told about Damson. Our hearts went out to her. We went to meet her and that was it! She was perfect for us.”

Damson is now fully settled in her forever home and has been given a clean bill of health from the Dogs Trust Leeds vet.

Mark says: “She has made a great recovery and is a typical puppy, really inquisitive and into everything! She is an absolute star, full of fun and we’re determined to give her the best of everything after her traumatic start.”

If you would like to give an abandoned dog a second chance, please contact Dogs Trust on 0300 303 0292.