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Stray Dog Rescued Just An Hour Away From Death.

Saturday 12 November


A young adult lurcher has been saved from certain death after being taken to Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare in Ringmer, East Sussex. The dog was found wandering the streets of London by a warden, who rushed her to the vets for emergency treatment. She was so underweight that she nearly died – had she been found just an hour later, she most certainly would have done. Painfully thin, all of her bones were visible.

Betty, as she has been named, was transferred to Raystede where she has so far gained 11 kilos, but still remains very underweight. Head of Kennels, Val Suleski said, “Betty is doing really well, but still needs to put on another eight kilos – that’s eight bags of sugar – to reach a healthy weight. We still need to run blood tests to make sure she doesn’t have any underlying problems, but we need her to be stronger before we can put her through that.”

Despite her ordeal, Betty is very friendly and greets everyone with a wag of her tail. With the winter now here, she is wearing a special thermal dog coat, which was kindly donated to us, to help to keep her warm. Thanks to the staff at Raystede, she will now be able to recover and go on to find a new and loving home. She will need extra special care and lots of love to make her better, but once she is back to full health, Betty will make someone a lovely pet. Anyone interested in rehoming an animal or in making a donation should call 01825 840252, or text PUPS11 £1 to 70070

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