A dog left for dead after being run over has found his “fur-ever” home in the United Kingdom.
The 12-year-old dog, Boris, was almost lifeless when he was found on the roadside in Romania. The rescued dog was nursed back to good health before being fostered by Sally Keen, 40, who lives in Pershore, Worcestershire, England.
Sally, a mom of one, was heartbroken when she saw the image of Boris covered in blood and wanted to give him all the love he deserved.
Sally said: “I have a soft spot for the dogs that nobody else wants. So when I saw Boris, who was originally called Onyx, covered in blood whilst on the vet’s table—I wanted to help him.
“I thought what a poor dog and didn’t think he would be able to survive. He was pretty messed up and couldn’t even move.”
“I followed his journey online and he didn’t give up,” she added. “The odds were against him as he had broken his jaw and his spine had been damaged causing him to be unable to move his limbs. But he wasn’t ready to go.”
After three months of recovering, Boris was ready for two days of traveling to meet his new family.
“When he arrived, he was pretty skinny and so shy,” said Sally, who is also a dog groomer.
“He was wary of people with bald patches on his fur.”
“But now, he is like a completely different dog. He is getting younger by the day,” she said.
They have decided to make Sally a foster carer for Boris as he may need ongoing treatment due to his injuries.
The charity fundraised over 200 pound sterlings (US$273) to pay for surgery to fill a hole in his mouth.
Sally said: “He has had two operations as he lost his front teeth which left a hole going up to his nasal cavity which wasn’t good because food could get stuck in his airways.
“The vet worried in case they wouldn’t be able to fix it—thankfully they could otherwise it may have led to an infection.
“He has some issues with his spine from being run over so the charity paid for physiotherapy in Romania before he came back.
“He was very robotic when he arrived but now he runs—especially if he hears the biscuit tin, he is in there like a shot.”
Sally has helped multiple “end of life” dogs and says it is very rewarding.
She said: “It is super sad having to say goodbye to dogs but it is good to know that I have helped them live their best life before dying.
“My daughter Delilah, eight, finds it rewarding too.
“She loves Boris and is happy that we are able to give him a second chance.”
Epoch Times staff contributed to this report.