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Battered lurcher Flo dumped near Lincoln is making a full recovery

By Lincolnshire Echo  |  Posted: December 06, 2013

Battered lurcher Flo is making a full recovery
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Battered lurcher Flo has made a remarkable recovery after £8,000 was raised to provide her with the required treatment.

Flo, an 18-month old black lurcher, was found battered and abandoned for dead beside the river Witham at Meadow Lane, North Hykeham last week.

The young dog was thought to have been involved in hare coursing and sustained massive injuries to her back, including a broken neck.

Three men were spotted throwing the dog on to the bank and later fled the scene.

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But Flo's plight tugged at the heart strings of Lincolnshire people and, together with a social media campaign, they raised enough cash for life-saving surgery within a matter of days.

Flo is now on the mend after receiving specialist treatment at Dick White Referrals in Newmarket.

Charlotte Childs, administrator for the Lincolnshire Mid and Lincoln Branch of the RSPCA, said: "Flo is sitting up unaided. She still cannot stand without help but her strength is improving.

"The swelling around her spinal chord needs to go down for full function to return.

"This will come soon. She is very much enjoying her physio, eating well and wagging her tail at the nurses.

"We have covered all her costs to date with a healthy cushion for anything else she may need going forward including vaccinations, spay etc.

"I am hopeful we may even have some left over for some of our other cases needing extra TLC."

Flo underwent two successful major operations to insert pins into her neck and remove a number of blood clots.

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