Sweet little Mara was found crippled in Romania and suffering in the freezing temperatures. She was hit by a car a long time ago but sadly not treated, resulting in her fractures healing in the wrong position. Despite her old injury, she is independent, just slow in movement. Specialists said it wasn’t possible to mend her legs and so she was brought to the UK as an emergency foster with the help of Romanian Rescue Appeal and is now settled in South Shropshire.
Mara is 8 years old (born 20/8/2010) and is a black and white Crossbreed. She is small and weighs approximately 12kg. Now in the UK, warm and with good food, she has made good progress. She now enjoys very short walks, although sometimes gets too ambitious and has to have frequent rests. Her front legs are becoming stronger and she has put on some weight. However, she is unlikely to become any more mobile.
Mara is always cheerful, and seeks out affection all the time. She gets on fine with other dogs, and has been good with visiting children. As her disability limits her physically, she loves a lot of attention. Mara enjoys it when there are visitors, so she could be an only dog if her owner was at home all the time, or she could live with other dogs and/or children, providing they are old enough to understand her physical limitations. She has not been cat tested.
Her foster carer says: “Mara is a marvel! She is housetrained, doesn’t chew and never complains. She is so rewarding to be with and really enjoys the massages I have been giving her back and legs. She deserves a special home – she is so brave.”.
Mara has not yet been neutered but this is due to be done soon. She would benefit from joint support supplements and if she overdoes it then some pain relief medication.
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If you think you could give dear Mara the loving home she deserves, please contact the Romanian Rescue Appeal, or as follows:
Please mention you saw Mara on the Oldies Club website.