The latest episode of The Dog Rescuers, which will air tonight (Wednesday 16 September), will feature the story of Lola – a Staffie cross puppy who needed urgent vet care after she suffered two broken legs.
RSPCA Inspector Herchy Boal said, “This poor puppy, she had some bad injuries to both a front and a back leg. She was not reacting at all, not at all like a normal puppy and could not bear weight on her broken legs.
“She desperately needed vet treatment but was not getting it. She was an innocent 12-week-old puppy. What a horrible way to start your life.”
Lola was signed in to RSPCA care, and received surgery and rehabilitation. Over six months on, Lola has found her happily ever after with her new owner, Esme.
Esme said, “Lola came into the practice where I work. I was looking for a dog at the time, it was coming up to my 18th birthday and she started biting my bag strap. One of the vets turned to me and said ‘You just need to take her home!’ I just fell in love with her from there!
“When we first brought her home she was really nervous, but in a couple of days she was playing with our three other rescue dogs. They play all the time now and it is like she has always been there with the other three.”
You can watch Lola’s story and others in tomorrow night’s episode of The Dog Rescuers, which is being aired at 9pm on 5 Select.