These are the first pictures of Britain’s bravest dog.
Plucky pooch Glory has had three prosthetic legs fitted after needing a triple amputation following savage maltreatment. And she’s learning to walk all over again now she’s got her replacement limbs.
Proud owner Vanessa Bamkin who has adopted Glory after learning of her plight on an animal charity website told us: “She’s such a brave little dog.
“The first time she put them on she was very wobbly, but she did really well and walked a bit.”
Vanessa and her hubby Roger stepped in after hearing how Glory had been horrifically maltreated in her Romanian home.
The cute canine had been living as a stray in the town of Bacau, which sits 200 miles west of the Black Sea. A local factory worker took pity on her and cared for her. But when he went away for a week, in April, the small dog was attacked by a gang of sick thugs. The damage to her little limbs was so extensive that both her front legs and one of her back paws had to be amputated.
Workers at the animal charity who saved Glory were so moved by her courage that they told her story on their website. And 2,000 miles away, in Carlisle, Vanessa and Roger vowed to help.
The bighearted couple paid for her to be vaccinated then travelled to Romania to collect her. They did some fundraising on the internet and were astonished when £4,000 poured in enabling them to buy Glory’s new legs from Gloucester firm Orthopets.
Vanessa said: “She’s wearing her new legs three times a day for a few minutes at a time. She seems very happy with them.”