New Hope for pup left to die in road

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SHE was left lying in the middle of the road as a stream of motorists drove around her without stopping.

Thankfully, she was spotted by a dog lover who came to the aid of the badly-injured pup lying seriously hurt after being run over.

He picked the puppy up and took her to Netherlands Dog Rescue, Kilnhurst, Rotherham.

Named Hope by staff at the centre, she is now being cared for and nursed back to health - but they need help in paying for her vet fees.

Lynne Hopkinson, who works as a volunteer at Netherlands Dog Rescue, said Hope was a five-month-old Staffordshire bull terrier .

She said: “The man had been driving up the dual carriageway in Mexborough when he saw the cars in front of him swerving.

“When he got closer he saw there was a puppy in the road trying to get up.

“He stopped his car, picked up the puppy and brought him to our rescue.”

The puppy was looked at by Arncliffe Vets, Wath upon Dearne, where they found Hope’s leg was broken in two places.

The treatment is likely to cost hundreds of pounds.

Lynne said: “Netherlands Dog Rescue do not have this kind of money.

“We have up to 18 dogs at anyone time in our rescue and it costs us to keep them in kennels.

“Our only source of income is generated from our two charity shops in Mexborough and Hoyland Common, fundraising events and adoption fees.

“If the dog had been taken to the council pound, she would have been put down.

“We could not turn our backs on this puppy, so we decided to tell the vets to go ahead and operate and we would appeal for donations to help with the vet bill.

”Hope has had the operation to pin her leg.

“The vet bill is in excess of £700 to date and we really need donations to help us to fund this bill.”

Hope is currently being fostered and once she is fully recovered will be available for adoption.

n To donate to Help’s appeal, visit www.netherlandsdogrescue.co.uk and hit the donate button.

Alternatively, send a donation to Netherlands Dog Rescue, Kilnhurst Road, Rotherham S64 5TL.