Paddy was found in Maynooth by a jogger last March and came into the care of the KWWSPCA. He is a lurcher and about 2 years old. He had a very nasty open fracture in one of his front legs and he was emaciated, dehydrated, exhausted and in great pain. He was rushed to the vets and it was decided that the break in the leg was so bad and had been left untreated for so long, that the best solution would be for the leg to be amputated. This was done the next day and within a couple of days, Paddy was up on his remaining three legs and able to do a short walk.
He went to live in one of the KWWSPCA’s marvellous caring foster homes and he is now in great form, racing around the garden on his remaining three legs and having fun and games with the other three dogs in the household. He has put on weight and is back to full health. It is amazing how dogs can recover in a relatively short space of time and how well they respond to a bit of care and affection. Paddy, now called Patrick, became such a well-loved part of his foster family that they have now adopted him.