A German Shepherd left in agony after a collision and then cruelly abandoned is now looking for a loving new home after having a leg amputated.
Bunny the German Shepherd was found in obvious pain by passing cyclists after she was dumped.
Heartbreaking CCTV footage shows the moment she was tied to the gates at RSPCA Brent Knoll Animal Centre in Somerset.
The footage, taken on Easter Sunday, appears to show a car pulling up outside the gate before one occupant of the vehicle lays down a blanket for Bunny and another gets out with her.
It was later discovered the five-year-old dog had an open leg fracture and dislocation, which meant she needed to have a leg amputated.
RSPCA staff believe she may have suffered the injuries from being involved in a collision shortly before she was abandoned.
Despite being in significant pain when she was taken into the care of staff at the centre, the sweet natured girl remained upbeat while she was taken to a vet to get the treatment she desperately needed.
Katy Darelli, Animal Centre Manager at the branch, said: “Our beautiful Bunny is doing really well. She’s still got a little way to go but she’s going from strength to strength and will soon be ready to find a loving new home.
“She is of course getting lots of love and affection from our staff whilst she recovers from her operation and other injuries.
“Once sedated and X-rayed the planned surgery had to change as further investigation showed that she also had significant hip dysplasia which is common in German Shepherds.
“The hip of her broken leg was more affected by this and so the decision was made to amputate the broken leg, as that hip wouldn’t have been able to cope with the limited mobility of the leg once the repair was complete.”
Last week the cyclists who discovered Bunny tied to the gates were reunited with her and she enjoyed giving them some fuss and attention.
Bunny is available for rehoming from this weekend. Details are available on the RSPCA North Somerset Branch website.
Staff at the centre are also fundraising for her care. You can find out how to donate via the animal charity’s Facebook page here.
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