Vera, an abandoned greyhound, demonstrated just how far a mother is willing to go for her babies. This amazing dog walked over two miles with a broken leg to save her ten pups!
In southern Spain, the emaciated greyhound was wandering around a market. Vera’s front leg was snapped clean through, surely making it incredibly painful for the dog to even walk. When a woman named Lianne Powell saw Vera, she immediately took her to a veterinarian’s office.
The vet, Ellen Sobry, noticed that Vera was producing milk, evidence that she had very recently given birth. Ellen put a cast on Vera’s broken leg and decided to see if Vera would lead her to the puppies. She put the dog on a leash and took her outside.
Once outside, Vera started walking with purpose. Both Ellen and Lianne followed her and were worried that Vera was just trying to find her way home.
“Clearly, we had a decision to make,” Lianne said. “If there were pups they would slowly starve to death unless we found them. We would need the greyhound’s help but we didn’t know if she would trust us enough to take us there.”
The women were right to trust Vera. She limped on her broken leg for almost two miles, through backstreets, main roads, and across muddy side streets. She finally walked underneath a thick hedge to an abandoned house. In the yard was a broken down car, and they found the ten puppies happily napping in the backseat. They were happy to see all of the pups were healthy and excited to see their mom.
“She led us to them, it was incredible – I couldn’t believe what I saw,” Ellen said. “’That dog didn’t know us, we’d only met her like an hour before, so it was really incredible how she decided to trust and show us where they were.”
Vera and her puppies are now safe and sound at Ellen’s clinic, Clinivet Turre. Everyone is healthy and doing great. Vera is just now learning to trust humans again, despite being a bit timid, she is no longer scared.
Ibiza Hound Rescue is looking to find forever homes for Vera and all ten of her puppies.
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