Puppy Who Suffered Broken Leg, Hip And Jaw When Attacked By Owner Makes Full Recovery
Bulldog-type puppy barely able to walk after suffering broken legs, hip and jaw when attacked by owner makes full recovery after being rescued by RSPCA
- Daisy, an 18-week-old bulldog-type dog, has fractured her hip, jaw, legs and ribs
- RSPCA Lisa Lupson rescued Daisy and recalled how the dog dragged herself
- The dog was taken from the owner to the Greater Manchester Animal Hospital
- Last year 44,427 alarming reports of cruelty to dogs were reported to the RSPCA
A puppy barely able to walk after attacks from its original owner has become a ‘transformed dog’ after being rescued by the RSPCA.
Daisy, a bulldog type dog, suffered fractures to both legs at just 18 weeks old as well as to her hip and all four ribs, while her jaw had been fractured twice.
She has now tracked down the RSPCA inspector who rescued her from an address in Merseyside last year, after a report from a member of the public.
The animal charity, which said reports of cruelty have increased in the summer months, fears that the worsening cost of living crisis could cause such abuse to rise again.
Daisy (pictured), a bulldog-type puppy was just 18 weeks old when she was abused by her owner
Daisy dragged herself past the RSPCA inspector when she arrived at the Merseyside home
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Lisa Lupson, the RSPCA inspector who rescued Daisy, recalled how the dog ‘struggled to walk’ and ‘crawled up to me’ on arriving at her former owner.
“She was sitting in an aisle in front of her owner and she was in an upright position but was staring at the ground and seemed very discreet,” Ms Lupson said.
“I also noticed that her left ear was hanging low and swollen with a large scab visible on the inner ear flap – showing that she had more injuries,” she added.
The pup had fractures to both legs at just 18 weeks old as well as his hip and all four ribs, while his jaw had been fractured twice
“As I stroked her, I could see small bald patches on her head and a slight scab on her neck.
“Daisy then rested her head on the palm of my hand watching me intently as I stroked her.”
The dog was rushed to Greater Manchester Veterinary Hospital for urgent veterinary care, and after the operation she was relocated to a new home on Merseyside with Emma Rodd, 50, her husband Jeff, 65 years old, and their son Aaron, 24 years old.
Such was the bond between Mrs Lupson and the pup she rescued, Daisy greeted her with excitable affection when they were reunited over a year later.
Daisy pictured with Jeff Rodd, 65, who rehomed her after receiving treatment
The dog near his new home in Merseyside with Emma Rodd, 50, her husband Jeff and their son Aaron, 24
‘Daisy is full of energy and love and when she saw me she went into overdrive excitedly running towards me and showering me with sloppy kisses. I was very surprised by the change,” she said.
Daisy’s former owner later admitted in court to inflicting multiple injuries, consistent with blunt force, and not seeking treatment.
Some 44,427 cases of cruelty to dogs were reported to the RSPCA last year.
Dermot Murphy, RSPCA inspection director, said that although the dog has been “transformed”, the level of animal abuse in Britain is “incredibly worrying”.
He said: ‘We have seen an increase in reports of beatings and with the increase in the number of pets and mounting financial pressures we are sadly prepared for a summer of suffering which is why we are calling the public to help us undo cruelty and help more animals like Daisy.’