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A heartwarming story  for today’s post. We tell the ‘tail’ of a 10 month old German Shepherd called Sandy. Sandy was abandoned by his owners because of a crippling deformity in his front legs. His front legs had become ‘bowed’ because his diet was lacking in nutrients. Sandy faced a life of misery from his affliction but thanks to Mutts in Distress, this lovable pooch’s ending is a happy one. 
When Pat Clarke, a member of Mutts in Distress came across Sandy’s plight, she launched an appeal in the hope of bringing Sandy from Greece to Cambridge for much needed specialist vet treatment.  Pat was overwhelmed by the generosity from the public and the funds required for transportation and treatment were raised in no time. 

Chaim Pilosof, a partner and surgeon at Companion Care Vets at the Beehive Centre in Cambridge volunteered to perform the much needed surgery on Sandy’s legs on his day off. The plates required to be inserted into Sandy’s legs were donated for free (usually cost around $400). The surgery on Sandy’s right leg has been a success according to Chaim. He commented to the Dailymail that “‘We are seeing improvements already and he is walking much more comfortably and faster than before and that is just with one leg fixed.’  Sandy’s left leg is due to be operated this week, and Chaim hopes to begin hydrotherapy for him shortly. 

Thanks to the abundance of donations, Sandy has also undertaken a MRI scan at a significantly reduced cost and was checked by an eye specialist to see if his partial sightness could be treated.

So after Sandy has recovered what is in store for him? Everyone who has met Sandy comment on his delightful and sweet nature. It is no wonder that Pat Clarke has become so fond of Sandy and has decided to adopt him after his rehabilitation is complete. This gorgeous boy has indeed found his furrever home.