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Lurcher pup with broken leg in need of a home

A 10-week-old puppy found stranded in Leeds is in search of a new home.

Chico, a Lurcher, was discovered in the LS9 area and immediately taken to Dogs Trust's York Road Rehoming Centre to be examined. The vets determined that he would need an operation on one of his back legs.

Amanda Sands, Rehoming Centre Manager, said, "He must have been in a lot of pain from the fracture and was of course emotionally distressed being so young and on his own. The operation has gone well, he is getting lots of love and attention from the team and now he’s ready for his new home.

"We’d like it to be a local home as he will need to come back to the vets for regular check-ups until we know his leg has healed fully and he is truly back on his paws."

Canine Carer at Dogs Trust Leeds Sam Spurr is one of the team who have been looking after the puppy

According to staff, Chico is cheeky, lively and loves cuddles. He would thrive at the heart of a loving family and can live with children over the age of ten. 

Amanda says, "He is a stunning pup and like all pups, when he is fully recovered he will benefit from training so he can grow into being a happy, confident adult dog who, despite his difficult start in life, is able to enjoy everything the world has to offer him."

If you think you could offer Chico a home, contact the centre on 0300 303 0292 or visit him at Dogs Trust Leeds.