Three-legged poodle at Blue Cross finds new home and new lease of life - The Redditch Standard

Three-legged poodle at Blue Cross finds new home and new lease of life

Redditch Editorial 20th Sep, 2023   0

A THREE-legged toy poodle who looked more like a lamb when she arrived at Bromsgrove’s Blue Cross has been given a new lease of life after finding a new home.

Llammy, who is one year old, arrived at the rehoming centre in Catshill after being signed over to a local vet by her owner who could not afford treatment for a leg injury.

It resulted in the amputation of one of her front legs.

Llammy needed the care of the Blue Cross team to help her heal, recover and grow in confidence following such a huge change before they could find her a new home.

Caroline Oram, animal welfare assistant at Bromsgrove Blue Cross, said: “She was a superstar and we knew time in foster with one of our team would help her on her journey and for us to build up her confidence so we could find her the loving new home she so desperately needed.

“Time in a home with our animal welfare assistant Amy, who fostered her, saw her quickly regain her confidence and she took it all in her stride.

“She was such a loving girl and loved nothing more than snuggling close to Amy, getting all the TLC she needed to recover.

“She didn’t let having three legs stop her and it was clear she was a cheeky girl wanting to enjoy her life, bounding around playing with her toys.”

The team often foster pets in their own homes, and has volunteer foster carers who also take the pets into their own homes for extra care and attention.

This can happen when pets are recovering from surgery or are too young or anxious in the charity’s rehoming centre.

Caroline added fostering was vital for some pets as sometimes the centre is not the right place for them, especially if 24-hour care and attention is needed or they are facing a huge change.

Her new owner Megan said she could not believe the transformation.

She said: “I decided to name her Llammy because she looked just like a lamb when she arrived in our care.

“My parents weren’t convinced, however she is now granny and grandad’s little princess who can do no wrong.

“Now she has put on weight and her hair has grown back she looks like a totally different dog.

“She certainly doesn’t let the fact she has three legs get in the way.

“Between walks, playing and her ‘snack time salsa’, she loves life and it’s great to have her in in our life.

“We couldn’t ask for a better companion.”


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