Rescued dog recovering
A dog that was rescued on Bush Hall Main Road, St Michael, a week ago, after being involved in an accident is recovering at the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA).
The small brown canine had been rescued by a police officer and Nation photographer Sandy Pitt from the middle of the street last Sunday.
It was taken in by the RSPCA’s Chief Inspector Wayne Norville.
During the week, Barbadians were active on the Nation’s social media platforms trying to ascertain the dog’s condition after its rescue was posted.
The Sunday Sun visited the RSPCA on June 6, where clinic manager Charmaine Hatcher said X-rays on the dog’s shoulder and leg showed there were no broken bones.
Though limping and keeping her right front leg lifted, the dog is expected to make a full recovery, the veterinary nurse said.
“It’s doing really well, and very nervous to the point she just wets herself every time we try to have physical contact with her. She is still favouring her right leg. There are no breaks, but she definitely will not use it at this time. Whether she was abused prior to the accident, we have no idea, but she is very nervous when it comes to human contact, which is changing rapidly,” the clinic manager said.
Hatcher said that for the first two days, the dog wouldn’t allow people to pick her up, but that changed as last week progressed.
“No one has come forward for her, but if no one does, we would love to find her a beautiful home,” Hatcher said. (BA)
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