Battered lurcher Flo is back in Lincoln for the first time since undergoing life-saving surgery at a specialist unit in Newmarket.
The young dog was left for dead with a broken neck by heartless hare coursers alongside the river Witham at Meadow Lane, North Hykeham over two weeks ago.
She was rescued by members of the Mid-Lincolnshire and Lincoln branch of the RSPCA and transferred to Dick White Referrals in Cambridgeshire.
Her plight touched the hearts of Lincolnshire people and following a fund-raising campaign, the RSPCA branch raised an astonishing £8,000 inside a week to pay for her vet bills.
The stricken dog underwent two successful and lengthy operations which included fixing pins into her neck as well as removing a number of blood clots near her spine.
Now the 18-month-old black lurcher is home in time for Christmas in the care of foster mum Carla Jones.
“She’s settled in her crate on two double duvets next to a radiator and she’s already had a good nose around the house, said Mrs Jones.
“She has met my little boy and follows him about but that could be because of the biscuits he was feeding her. “
Flo is already recovering quickly following a number of physio sessions at the unit which saved her life and the local RSPCA are delighted and moved by her homecoming.
The cash raised specifically for Flo will also enable the branch to put together a three-month physio plan for her.
Hundreds of people, horrified by Flo’s injuries, joined in a social media campaign and other fund-raising activities to raise the money required for her surgery.
The Newmarket unit which carried out the surgery agreed to undertake the work for half of the normal price – slashing the vet bill to just under £6,000.