Brave Derry dog Sunny ready for a new home
Sunny the staffy mix came into the care of St Columb’s Animal Rescue & Rehoming (SCARR) almost two months ago after being hit by a car.
Sunny’s pelvis broke in the accident and the ‘sweet’ boy had no collar or chip and wasn’t claimed after public appeals. Since then, he has been in foster on strict rest and short lead walks to help him heal and build up his strength.
A spokesperson on behalf of SCARR said: “Despite the enormous pain this fella has suffered, he has been nothing but loving and gentle to everyone he meets. He loves other dogs, he is housetrained and can be left for a couple of hours without any fuss.
“Sunny is healing really well on restricted exercise, however, he may need surgery in the future if he develops any further pain. This is something that our vets will treat in the future as it arises. At the moment, we are confident that he is comfortable, although the reality is, an injury like this will take months to heal and it isn’t fair to keep him in foster for this length of time. He is getting more and more settled in foster and the upheaval will become too much for him if we wait any longer, so we would love for him to find a home soon.
“So, we are looking for a forever home for Sunny to continue recuperating. He needs a calm quiet home preferably with another dog for company. No cats as he is terrified of them. A home where someone is around most of the day would be best as he really thrives with company. Sunny is a big boy and doesn’t know it so would be better with a family with older children as he could knock wee ones flying.
“Sunny is fully vaccinated, microchipped and neutered. He is in foster in Derry and we would prefer that he stays local so that he can be treated at our vets should anything come up.”