Henry came into rescue aged 10 and a half weeks. He has severe hip dysplasia as a result of unscrupulous breeding.
Since being with his foster home he has had a lot to contend with in hi s short life. He started going to hydrotherapy almost immediately – on a treadmill to build up his muscles – and then had major surgery on his left hip which had virtually no socket – this has proved to be quite successful so far – he also had to have the tendons released in his hock, they were so tight he could not flex his foot so was unable to put it to the ground properly.
He continues to make progress, and is now able to put his foot down and extend his leg without third party assistance ! Throughout all of this he remains a delightful, lively, loving young dog who has participated in five street collections this summer, helping to raise many hundreds of pounds for the charity and giving many people a lot of pleasure in stroking and talking to him.
All of which he laps up and when he feels tired he curls up on the pavement and has a snooze – which seems to bring him even more attention !