Original article from Kent Live
A three-legged puppy who twice escaped death is searching for a new home.
Monty, who is just 16-weeks-old, has already endured a lifetime of hardship – and just wants a family to call his own.
The puppy, who is currently being cared for at Flori’s Friends Rescue in Canterbury, was left for dead at a sheepdog training centre in Romania, after he had his paw ripped off by an older dog.
When he was rescued by Flori’s, he was close to death and required a full leg amputation and round the clock care.
His condition sadly worsened when he developed Parvovirus, a highly contagious disease of the small intestines which is spread by direct or indirect contact with other animal’s faeces.
This virus is especially deadly to younger animals – and once again left Monty fighting for his life.
A Flori’s spokesperson said on Facebook: “Someone must have been watching over Monty as he made a full recovery yet again.
“His now bouncing around like a complete lunatic at the shelter and playing with all his friends. No one can believe he is still alive and now so healthy.”
The rescue centre shared before and after photos of Monty on their Facebook page, showing the spark reality of what he has been through.
However, KentLive has decided against sharing his before images as readers may find them distressing to look at without a sufficient warning.
Monty has been described as a “bubbly, friendly little fella with a golden soul that deserves a very loving, active home.”
He can be rehomed with other dogs, cats and even children, and requires no special requirements other than daily supplements for his missing leg and a spacious garden where he can run and play.
Monty will still require training, so an experienced home is preferred, with owners who aren’t out of the house all day and can pay him plenty of attention.
Flori’s Friend Rescue, which was founded in 2015 by Natalia George, looks to rehome stray and abused dogs across Europe and the UK.
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The organisation, who has rehomed more than 1,500 animals, operate a strictly no-kill policy.
Instead, they “work with both disabled dogs and those with behavioural problems, to fully rehabilitate them, getting them wheelchairs and behavioural therapy to allow them to enjoy their life just like any other dog”.
If you think you could offer Monty, or one of his friends a home, click here to read about the adoption process.