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Vet Diary - Gloves Off!

Here at Stray Aid’s Animal Welfare Centre, we are presented with a wide range of injuries. When this lurcher was brought in with a comment that it had been hit by a car, we didn’t know what to expect. We were quite relieved to find out that only 1 back paw had been injured, however the extent of the injury was quite horrifying.

Holly de-glove Holly before

Photos show a “de-gloving injury” where the skin has been stripped away by contacting the hard surface of the road, just like taking off a glove. These injuries are very serious and if not treated correctly can result in loss of a limb.

Thankfully this dog was brought to us in time. Following a series of dressing changes, every 2-3 days at first, over a period of 4 weeks, the wound eventually healed. This beautiful dog, which we called Holly, went on to make a full recovery and found herself a lovely home.

Holly dressing change Holly dressing Holly healing

As you can see, she was an incredibly happy girl who deserved every chance, and Stray Aid were delighted that we were in a position to do the very best for her. Every week, it costs around £1,000 to run our Animal Welfare Centre, which is vital to the charity to provide the care our strays need. If you would like to help us in the essential work we do, please visit our website www.strayaid.org.uk, Support Us, for further details.

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News

Stray Aid Annual Dog Show Sunday 2nd June

Published 28/05/2019
It's that time of year again, and this time our annual dog show and fun day is bigger and better than ever! At East Durham College, Houghall Campus, Durham DH1 3SG. Entries from 9.30am, judging starts at 11am. With 40 stalls booked in, food, drink and entertainment for the kids, it's a real family fun day! Car parking £2 per car with a free programme. Entries £2 per dog per class …read more

Sad news

Published 07/04/2019
When dear little Poppy arrived at Stray Aid on 9th October 2018, we were so very worried about her. She was 15 years old, blind and deaf, and with a host of age-related problems, we knew that only a very special person would take her on.  Thankfully she touched the heart of George who volunteers at our Blackhall charity shop, he came down and met her, and that was it! They fell in...…read more

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