Abandoned dog with horrific leg injuries is looking for a new home

Hero, the five-month-old French bulldog pug cross, has injuries so severe he has been forced to wear bandages on all four legs.

The abandoned dog, found with appalling injuries in Pearson Park, Hull, is suspected to have been used as bait for dog-fights.

Hero is suspected to have been used as bait for dog-fights

Hero is suspected to have been used as bait for dog-fights

Hero will undergo an operation later this week to try to repair the damage and is now looking for a loving home after his horrific ordeal.

Hull Animal Welfare Trust, which is caring for the puppy, has launched its ‘Help For Hero appeal’ to raise the £2,000 needed for his care.

the French bulldog-pug cross has injuries so severe he has been forced to wear bandages on all four legs

the French bulldog-pug cross has injuries so severe he has been forced to wear bandages on all four legs

Amy Bryan, centre manager at Hull Animal Welfare Trust, said: “We are not sure how he received his injuries.

“Either he got caught in thick wire or, what we think is more likely the case, he has been used as a bait dog.”

After being picked up by the dog warden, Hero was taken as an emergency to Kingston Vets in Hull city centre so staff could assess his injuries.

He has since been put on antibiotics and pain relief to help him recover and had the dressings on his wounds changed every day.

Hero will undergo an operation later this week to try to repair the damage

Hero will undergo an operation later this week to try to repair the damage

Amy said: “Hero will have an operation at the end of this week. “In cases such as this, the flesh is so badly damaged it starts to die off.

This is why Hero will need his operation.”

After his operation, Hero will be taken back to the Hull Animal Welfare Trust centre in South Cave to be cared for by staff.

Amy said: “Hero is very laid-back, even though he must be in horrific pain from his injuries.

“He is very gentle and I know everyone here has fallen in love with him.

“He was named Hero by the dog warden who picked him up because of how bad his injuries were.

“He will need someone that will be able to carry on his treatment, someone who has time to give him to look after him.

“He will need regular vet trips after everything he has gone through.”