Brampton couple raise enough cash to replace dog's legs
Last updated at 09:24, Monday, 02 September 2013
The owners of a one-legged dog which has captured worldwide attention now have the money needed to replace her missing legs.
Glory, a four-year-old mixed breed bitch, was brought to Cumbria from Romania after Brampton couple Roger and Vanessa Bamkin saw photographs of her on Facebook.
She had suffered abuse, which resulted in her having her front legs amputated up to the knee and part of her left hind leg removed.
After bringing her to the UK, the Bamkins hoped to save up enough cash to replace this back paw, and give her a trolley to balance and more around on.
But after Glory’s story appeared in The Cumberland News and then in other national and international publications, donations flooded in from around the world.
This week, the family announced they had raised the £3,350 needed to buy her three replacement limbs.
Mr Bamkin, 46, said: “The invoice has been paid so they [the legs] are now being manufactured. We are so pleased.”
He added: “People have helped. Why they have helped, I don’t know.”
Money has come in from North America, Europe and Australia.
The family have encouraged anyone who wants to support dogs in a similar situation to Glory to search online for European Animal Rescue Support, the charity through which she was adopted.
First published at 09:22, Monday, 02 September 2013
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk
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