Rescue
Brave dog with broken leg leads rescuers 2 miles to her ‘treasure’
Vera needed to help her loved ones.
Rachel Shapiro
12.08.21

A greyhound named Vera who was abandoned by her previous owner showed the incredible lengths a mama dog will go to for her puppies.

This brave and determined dog walked two miles on a broken leg to save her puppies.

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The emaciated greyhound was found wandering around a market in southern Spain.

Vera’s front leg was snapped clean through, making every step painful. Luckily, a woman named Lianne Powell saw Vera and took her to a veterinarian’s office.

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The veterinarian, Ellen Sobry, immediately noticed that Vera was producing milk, which showed that she had given birth within the past week.

After putting a cast on Vera’s broken leg, Ellen decided to see if Vera would lead her to the puppies. She put Vera on a leash and took her outside.

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As soon as they got outside, Vera started walking with purpose.

Ellen and Lianne followed her. At first, they were worried that Vera was just trying to find her way home, but they decided to keep letting her lead because that was their only hope for finding the puppies.

“Clearly, we had a decision to make,” Lianne told The Daily Mail. “If there were pups they would slowly starve to death unless we found them. We would need the greyhound’s help but we didn’t know if she would trust us enough to take us there.”

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Lianne and Ellen were right to trust Vera.

She limped along on her broken leg for almost two miles, taking the woman through backstreets, along main roads, and across muddy side streets. Finally, she walked underneath a thick hedge and towards an abandoned house.

There was a broken car parked next to the house, and when the women got there, they found the 10 puppies happily napping in the backseat.

All of the little pups were healthy and very excited to see their mom.

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“She led us to them, it was incredible – I couldn’t believe what I saw,” Ellen told The Daily Mail. “’That dog didn’t know us, we’d only met her like an hour before so it was really incredible how she decided to trust and show us where they were.”

Vera and her puppies recovered at Ellen’s clinic, Clinivet Turre, and both the mom and her pups are doing great.

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Ellen worked with Ibiza Hound Rescue, and together, they found the perfect homes for Vera and all 10 of her puppies.

Thanks to their amazing mother, these puppies have a great life ahead of them!

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We’re so glad Vera and all her puppies are doing well, and it’s amazing to see the lengths this mom dog went to keep her babies safe. What a great mama!

Check out a video about Vera and her puppies below!

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Source: The Daily Mail, The Dodo, My Pets

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By Rachel Shapiro
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Rachel Shapiro is a contributing writing at Shareably. She is based in New York and can be reached at hi@shareably.net.
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