Rescued pooch to have prosthetic limbs fitted

by Vivien Richardson on March 19, 2014

A dog that was found by a Norfolk animal charity in Romania is to have new false legs fitted after having recovered from being poisoned.

The charity, Safe Rescue for Dogs, is an organization that helps with the rescue of animals that have suffered neglect, abuse and torture.

Tara, a Beagle cross, recently underwent an operation after she had been poisoned and left to die in the streets with a serious case of gangrene. Although a tragic story, there is a happy ending for the three-year-old. Zoe Hare, who works with the charity, is organizing a skydive to help raise funds for the dog.

The fundraising aim is £2,800 and this money will be used to get Tara’s prosthetics fitted in the next month. The dog is currently recovering after having her front paws removed and is adjusting to life walking on her stumps.

Founder of the charity Kelly Hare said:

“When she was found she had been lying in the street for a week. Her puppies had died. She must have been in agony.”

A lover of attention and extremely friendly around children, Tara is seen as an inspiration and her amazing story means that she will now become the poster dog for the charity.

Already, £2,000 has been donated to the fund from a devoted supporter. The remaining £800 will be raised by Hare, her sister, and colleague Martin Pearce when they jump from the skies above Ellough Airfield on March 28.

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