A small female lurcher called Molly is receiving care from Forever Hounds Trust while she recovers from surgery to amputate one of her legs.
Sadly the decision to remove her leg had to be made by the Trust after it became clear that she had previously suffered a serious fracture to her knee, which had healed awkwardly.
It is unknown how or when Molly, who is only 12 months old, sustained the injury, but her lameness only became clear once she was in the care of Forever Hounds Trust.
Volunteers at the charity have fallen in love with Molly, who they describe as friendly and lovable. She is currently being looked after in an experienced foster home near Tunbridge Wells while she recovers from her operation, and the Trust will help her find a forever home once she is up and about and ready to start her new life as a much-loved pet.
There’s no reason to think that only having three legs will hold her back at all. The Trust has successfully homed other ‘tripods’ and all are doing well.
Director of Kennelling, Homing a Welfare for Forever Hounds Trust, Emily Burns-Sweeney, says: “Molly is a lovely, bright young lurcher who has a whole lifetime of adventure ahead of her. With her damaged leg she faced either a lifetime of pain and reduced activity or lengthy surgery and treatment with a low chance of success. Given those choices we, along with the vet treating her, decided that amputation would give Molly the best chance of leading an active and pain free life, starting as soon as possible.”
While Molly will leave the vet’s surgery minus a leg, Forever Hounds Trust are confident this will not slow her down for long. And with the expert care, love and determination of the volunteers at the Trust, Molly’s future is sure to be a bright one.