Peggy - Dog Rescue
Peggy was little more than a puppy when she was brought in to our Goa clinic after a road accident in 2007. She was probably no more than ten months old and in a really bad way.
But Peggy the pup showed an extraordinary will to live and bravely survived the trauma of her injuries and the extensive surgery that followed. Sadly one of her front legs was beyond repair and the vets at the centre had to amputate it. But Peggy was soon on the mend, greeting everyone with an enthusiastic wag of her tail and patiently tolerating the changing of her dressings.
She quickly became a firm favourite with staff and volunteers who would carry her around before she was well enough to learn to walk on three legs. So she soon got used to being handled and was also readily accepted as one of the family by the other resident dogs at the centre.
As she grew, Peggy adapted to her three-legged state so that eventually it was almost as though she had been born that way. She developed tremendous strength in her remaining front leg so that she could race and run as fast as most of the other dogs. She is a great encouragement to other sick or injured animals that are brought in to the centre, proving that all you need to live a happy fulfilling life is a sunny disposition, a positive outlook – and a bit of help from your friends at IAR!