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New home is a happy ending for blind Peggy

Molly Graham with Peggy the poodle who is making a great recovery after being dumped in Sheffield. Pic:  Tom Maddick /Rossparry.co.uk

Molly Graham with Peggy the poodle who is making a great recovery after being dumped in Sheffield. Pic: Tom Maddick /Rossparry.co.uk

A dog found in Sheffield so badly neglected her matted fur caused her to go blind has been found a new home.

Princess Peggy, an elderly poodle-type dog, was dumped outside Highfield Veterinary Centre, London Road, in a cardboard box in a badly emaciated state last month.

Vets had to remove her eyes and 32 of her teeth because they were rotten.

But she has been nursed back to health over the past three weeks by vet Molly Graham, aged 32, who has been looking after Peggy at her home in Stannington.

And now Peggy is ready to go to her new home tomorrow – with a retired couple living in the Sharrow area who already own another dog that will keep her company.

Molly said the couple, who do not wish to be named, knew about Peggy through the practice.

She said Peggy, who is believed to be aged between eight and 13, had been a pleasure to look after. She has been given a hair cut and has put on weight.

She said: “She looks like a normal dog apart from the eyes.”

Molly said Peggy’s bad experiences have not put her off people, saying: “She is lovely, she seeks out human company. If I didn’t have a young son, I’d have kept her.”

And Molly and Peggy will see each other again as the vet has arranged to look after her when her owners go on holiday.

 

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