Northwich couple give home to dog found on road in Wales

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A KIND Northwich couple have adopted a seriously injured little dog found on a road in Wales.

Fenton, a four-year-old terrier crossbreed, has been given a new loving home by Philip and Wendy Hammond.

Things had not always looked so promising for Fenton after he was found by a Welsh couple on their way from an August bank holiday walk in the countryside.

Fenton was seriously struggling with several long-stading wounds – possibly caused by bites – which were weeping and infected. The skin on his toes had also been ripped from the underlying tissue, which suggested he may have been hit by a car.

He stayed overnight at the veterinary practice before returning to the RSCPA’s Bryn-y-Maen centre the following morning. Incredibly weak, Fenton spent his first few days sleeping and needed more than three months of intensive treatment by RSPCA staff to ensure his wounds and skin were fully healed.

Northwich Guardian: Fenton was found seriously injured in August

Fenton was found seriously injured in August

Luckily, he was adopted by the Hammond’s on November 27, who say he has settled in well since arriving home and is keeping them on their toes.

Mr Hammond said: “He’s an absolute bundle of energy and it’s lovely having another dog in the house again after we lost our 14-year-old Parson Russell Terrier a couple of months ago.

“We’ve noticed Fenton likes picking things up – my slippers have disappeared a couple of times – so we’re having to put a few things away.

“We’ve got a canal boat, which we’re hoping to take Fenton on next summer, so he’s got lots of nice things to look forward to.

“He’s a cheeky little character and he’ll never again have to go through the awful experiences he endured.”

Northwich Guardian: Fenton in his new home

Fenton is all cosy in his new home in time for Christmas

RSPCA’s Rachel Gibbs added: “Looking at Fenton now, it’s hard to imagine he was so poorly, and it’s heartbreaking to think he was probably like that for quite some time.

“We are so grateful to our vets, to Anwen and Keith for their care and compassion that day, and to Phillip and Wendy for offering Fenton a forever home.

“He’s been on quite a journey and we are all absolutely delighted that it’s resulted in a happy ending for this gorgeous little dog.”