Home needed for heavily pregnant 3-legged dog found days before Christmas
Dogs Trust Leeds are searching for a loving home for a three-legged dog who was found wandering the streets heavily pregnant days before Christmas.
Five-year-old Boxer-Cross Missy gave birth to eight healthy pups a week after arriving at the York Road rehoming centre and despite the ordeal she had been through, she proved to be a fantastic mum.
Now her thriving pups are preparing to head off to start their lives with their new families, the team are hoping the plucky pooch will also find her special someone to give her the TLC she deserves after everything she has been through.
Rehoming centre manager, Amanda Sands says:
“It is so tragic whenever a stray dog is found but it was the depths of winter and she was so heavily pregnant she, and her unborn litter, were very vulnerable.
“As soon as she arrived she was checked over by our vet who thankfully said she and her pups seemed to be fine but we were still very anxious. We settled her in a quiet kennel away from the hustle and bustle of the centre where she could have lots of one-to-one attention and kept a close eye on her.”
After a week of waiting, Missy gave birth to her pups, five boys and three girls, and having been given a great start to life thanks to Missy, they will be heading off to their new homes within the next few days, but Missy is still waiting. She is looking for a home where she is the only dog so she can lap up all the attention, and would thrive at the heart of a family with older children.
“Missy is such a super dog. Despite what she had suffered she was instantly friendly when she arrived, was such a great mum and her tenacious character has really made an impression on everyone here.
“Now it’s time for her to be looked after and loved and given the home she deserves for the rest of her life.”
If you think you could offer Missy her perfect home please call the centre on 0300 303 0292.