Greyhound Rescue West of England have asked us to put out an appeal for one of their latest arrivals, a lurcher named Leggit. He was found as a stray and has a broken back. His veterinary treatment is likely to cost at least £2,000 and so GRWE desperatley need donations to help pay for his treatment, so that he can start living the life he deserves. Please see their news on Leggit below:

“Last week GRWE took in a lurcher from a Dog Warden, who had been handed in as a stray. It was immediately apparent that there was something wrong with the dogs back, as the dog had a strange gait and deformity. We called the lurcher Leggit, and organised for him to go in for an x-ray on his back straight away.

The x-ray immediately revealed that the lurchers back was broken. Leggit was on the table under anaesthetic when the vet rang to tell us what he had found. The vet said it was possible to operate, but Leggit will need a big op involving metal plates and of course a huge amount of aftercare. The vet wanted to know whether we wished him to operate or put Leggit to sleep whilst he was under the anaesthetic, as the op would cost £2,000

Leggit is only a young dog and has his whole life ahead of him. From talking to the vet, the operation has been performed before, and has been done with some success, so of course we elected to give Leggit the chance. So he has had his operation and all appears to be going well with his recupperation so far.”

Please see GRWE’s website for full details of Leggits appeal: LINK

To donate towards brave Leggits treatment please see GRWE’s donation page: LINK

We have also posted full details of the appeal on our “urgent appeals” page.