Abandoned Dog With A Broken Leg Leads Rescuers 2 Miles To Help Her Newborn Puppies
January 19, 2017
A badly injured Greyhound led a veterinarian two miles to an abandoned car where she had given birth to ten puppies so her babies could be looked after.
Lianne Powell found the stray dog limping around a market in Vera, Spain, and took her to a local vet for treatment. But after noticing the dog was producing milk and must have given birth recently, vet Ellen Sobry and Lianne began searching for the puppies.
The dog led the pair on a two-mile walk straight to her babies.
"We put a collar and long lead on her and took her back to the market," Sobry said. "Then we just followed her for about 3km – she knew where she was going.
"She led us to them, it was incredible – I couldn't believe what I saw.
"That dog didn't know us, we'd only met her like an hour before so it was really incredible how she decided to trust and show us where they were."
The mother, named Vera after the town she was found, is still recovering at Ellen's surgery Clinivet Turre and the vet is working with Ibizan Hound Rescue to find homes for the dogs when they are fit to leave the clinic.
"Vera and her puppies are doing fantastic and they are all healthy," Sobry told Daily Mail. "Her broken leg was fresh but we don't really know what happened, she could have been hit by a car but she had no other wounds, maybe someone kicked her but we just don't know – it was a clean break.
"Now she is recovering great, the only thing she has to worry about now is eating, feeding her puppies and sleeping. She's a little bit timid, but she's not too scared."
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