Steve the stray

A young Lucher, now called Steve the Stray, who was found tied to a lamp post in Canterbury on 3 October with a broken leg.

The two-year old, who was not microchipped, is now on the mend – and three months after his rescue, RSPCA Inspector Grace Harris-Bridge is once again appealing for information from anyone who may recognise him.

“Poor Steve was in a huge amount of pain from his broken leg and was just left alone tied to a bus stop,” she said after Steve was found. “It’s absolutely heartbreaking to think someone just discarded him when he was so in need of help.

“So many people have been involved in Steve’s recovery and we’d like to thank everyone who has played a part in making sure he was brought to safety.

“My colleagues at Harmsworth Animal Hospital have also done an incredible job repairing his leg and treating him – I understand at times he wasn’t the best patient and understandably seemed very scared and anxious by everything happening. However happily now he’s had his operation and doing very well and is actually a real sweetie.”

Anyone with information can contact the RSPCA on 0300 123 8018.

Steve has been making a good recovery, RSPCA’s Leybourne kennel supervisor Laura Bowbrick says.

“Steve is making steady progress. It was quite intensive surgery so it will take some time to heal and his leg is still a little swollen,” she adds. “He’s been on strict rest but is now allowed out for short walks.

“He’s a rather shy dog but is coming on leaps and bounds and is much more confident around the staff at the centre now than he was when he first came to us. He’s already a firm favourite with all the team at Leybourne!”

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