Fund raising campaign launched for starved dog Brewster who needs a special operation for broken bones
PUBLISHED: 15:18 14 August 2018 | UPDATED: 15:19 14 August 2018
A Go Fund Me campaign has been launched for an emaciated dog, found wandering alongside a railway line, after vets found badly healed broken bones that need a special operation to fix it.
Brewster was found straying in woods alongside train tracks, half his body weight and covered in road tar, suffering with severely swollen ankle joints on both his back legs.
After a week at the vets, undergoing intensive care, tar removal under general anaesthetic and X-rays on his legs, Brewster is now in a foster home to gain weight where his foster mum says he is making good progress.
Caroline Trigg, Fenland District Council dog warden, and founder of Ravenswood Pet Rescue, said: “He’s only a baby, around 18 months old.
“He has his whole life ahead of him, which will certainly be worth living, unlike his recent months.
“We have no idea how this beautiful boy ended up like this, despite all he has been through this gorgeous lad has the most amazing nature, very gentle and kind.
“Unfortunately his X-rays revealed infections in his joints, and breaks which have healed badly.
“After being examined by a top orthopaedic surgeon, he feels the best thing for Brewster is to have the joints fused, as they are too old to be re-set now.
“It will be a good few weeks before he can have the first operation due to his poor condition. For the time being he is being kept comfortable while we build up his weight and his strength.”
The cost of the two operations and his medication will be more than £2,500.
Why he was found straying remain a mystery as he is an English Setter and is on the rare breeds list.
His foster mum Gail Arnold said: “Brewster is slowly coming out of his shell. He has been depressed and quiet, but in spite of all he has been through, he is calm and very sweet natured, a really lovely dog.”
• Visit the Help Brewster page on Go Fund Me, donate at Terrington Vets or visit the Ravenswood Pet Rescue website for a Paypal donation link.