Staff and volunteers at the Lincolnshire Mid and Lincoln Branch are appealing for support and donations after a young Lurcher was dumped in a local field with a broken leg.
The team, who suspect the injury was sustained during illegal hare coursing activities, need to raise at least £1,000 to cover surgery. They say they are “desperate” for donations.
The two-year-old female Lurcher, named Autumn by staff at the RSPCA branch, was found near Woodhall Spa on October 25. Her leg was broken in two places.
Autumn has been in foster care in Lincoln since being found and the team have received £97 so far in donations after she received her surgery this week.
Lincolnshire Mid and Lincoln Branch Animal Welfare Office Manager, Charlotte Childs, said: “Autumn was found in a field near Woodhall Spa with a broken leg.
“She has been in care for over a week now and received her operation to mend her broken leg.
“Both the radius and ulna have been broken, so she has had to have a plate inserted into the leg to stabilise it.
“She is now in foster care as her wound has to be closely monitored and she will be kennelled for eight weeks. She is a young dog, around two years and is very sweet and friendly.”
The team also posted on their Facebook page: “The cost of repair to fracture will be £500 – £600, that is on top of the xrays and hospitalisation she has already had.
“Then there will be the kennelling bill on top of this at £5 per day, per dog for 8 weeks.
“We are looking at over £1,000 to get Autumn back on all four feet. If you could donated anything please text Autu11 and an amount to 70070. (i.e. Autu11 £3).
“With funds forever decreasing as the demands put on the Branch grow, we really can’t do this without your kind donations.”