Heroic shelter dog saves the life of abandoned Great Dane

July 2, 2013 – 10:47 am

Foxy the Akita came to the rescue of an abandoned and emaciated dog she found in a ditch. Foxy is looking for a home at Battersea Dogs & Cats HomeFoxy came to the rescue of an abandoned and emaciated dog she found in a ditch. Photo: Facebook

A shelter dog looking for a home came to the rescue of an abandoned Great Dane cross dumped in a ditch. Foxy the Akita, who has been at Battersea Old Windsor in the UK since February last year, was on her daily walk when she found the dying dog. She barked and alerted volunteer walker to a severely emaciated Great Dane cross near the Battersea site.

The dog was rushed to the charitiy's emergency vet. The Great Dane cross was hours from death. Under a year old and in extremely poor condition, the dog was named Faith. She weighed less than half her recommended weight when she arrived. Faith was nursed back to health and was rehomed exactly 30 days after Foxy saved her. She is now enjoying her new life with loving owner in East Sussex.

Faith was found and rescued from a ditch by Foxy the Akita, who is currently at Battersea shelterKaye Mughal, Centre Manager at Battersea Old Windsor says, "Faith was one of the thinnest dogs we’ve ever seen at Battersea and it was definitely touch and go for a while. It’s amazing to think that if Foxy hadn’t have found her hidden in the ditch she may still be there now. Instead, Faith is enjoying her new life with a loving family where she rightfully belongs."

Faith after her rescue by Foxy and Battersea Dogs & Cats Home. Photo: Facebook

Sadly, heroic Foxy is still waiting for her forever home. Foxy is 1 year old and has been at the Battersea Old Windsor centre for nearly a year, and is the longest stay dog across all three sites at Battersea. Her owners dropped her off at the shelter when they were moving and could not take her.

Battersea writes, "A secret superhero with a big heart, Foxy is a fun and bubbly girl who loves to play and interact. She enjoys games and will amuse herself with her favourite toys. She shows high intelligence and already has good training in place and with the right owners will develop into a loyal and rewarding canine companion."

"We really hope Foxy can have the same happy ending because she deserves it so much, especially as she’s been in kennels for almost half her life and has now saved another dog’s life, " Kaye says. "The staff here are hoping people will see what an amazing girl Foxy is and her New Year will start in a loving new home."

Source: www.dogheirs.com


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