Injured greyhound Brinkley found wandering on Frome bypass
Volunteers with animal charity Greyhound Rescue West of England (GRWE) stepped in at the 11th hour this week, to save a dog found straying and injured on the Frome bypass.
The dog, now named Brinkley and believed to be a saluki cross breed lurcher, was picked up and taken to a local vet.
Brinkley was diagnosed with a broken foot but with no traceable owner, the question of who would pay the bill and then take Brinkley home, became imperative.
So the GRWE stepped in to help.
GRWE volunteer, Jan Lake, said: "Sadly Brinkley’s story is all too common.
"This year we have taken in a number of dogs in need of emergency medical attention.
"Paying for Brinkley's operation means an ever growing over spend of our medical budget, which was already the focus of a special appeal. Brinkley is now well on the road to recovery, and living with a new foster family.
"I’m sure it won’t be long before we find a home for Brinkley, he is such a lovely dog – but the cost of his operation will have a big impact for a while."
GRWE has stated on its website that without their intervention, Brinkley would’ve become one of the 14 dogs put to sleep each day by UK authorities, simply because they have no home to go to.
The charity cites over-breeding as creating an excess of dogs in the UK, saying rescues struggle to offer shelter to the number of strays seeking refuge.
The vets who worked on Brinkley's rescue operation with GRWE were so impressed by the volunteer team, they even made a donation to the charity.
If you would like to find out more about GRWE’s emergency medical appeal, go to www.grwe.com or ring 07000 785 092.