Abandoned and poorly – the dog whose owner never came back31 Jul 2012
An injured puppy was abandoned by his owner at a Blue Cross hospital while he was recovering from an emergency operation.
Fynn was finally feeling better after the surgery to repair his hip fracture and had even started wagging his little tail again to the delight of our staff.
But while he was on the mend, his owner stopped answering our phone calls and it soon became obvious that no one was coming back for him.
Blue Cross welfare officer Amanda Marrington says: “It’s a terrible thing to happen to any pet, especially one recovering from an injury.
“As an animal lover, it really saddens me that anyone could think so little of a pet.”
A sad beginning
Fynn was whimpering and trembling when he arrived at our Victoria animal hospital in London and was clearly very distressed.
His leg was extremely swollen and any movement made him wince.
Amanda says: “Despite the fact that something was clearly wrong with Fynn, his owners had waited two days to bring him to us. We can only imagine how distressing this wait must have been for him.
“My team gave him painkillers followed by a thorough examination and some X-rays. We soon discovered he had a hip fracture, which would have been agonising to live with. Fynn was very lucky he came to us when he did.”
Getting Fynn happy and healthy
Our vets operated on Fynn and, over the days that followed, he was given anti-inflammatories and physiotherapy to help him recover.
Amanda says: “Fynn was so much happier – eyes bright, tail wagging and, best of all, he was already starting to use his newly mended leg!”
Our rehoming staff are now looking for a new home for Fynn and we know that this affectionate pup will make a fabulous pet for a loving family.
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