A dog who was hours from death after surviving three weeks alone at the top of a 2,000ft peak in the Yorkshire dales has been given a home for Christmas. The Lurcher-Saluki cross, nicknamed Wufra, was 10kg underweight and had a broken leg when a mountain rescue team found him in near-freezing temperatures. He had to be carried a mile to safety from Buckden Pike in the Yorkshire Dales on a stretcher before he could be given emergency medical treatment. Vets gave him just two hours to live but two months on Wufra has made a remarkable recovery and is bounding around the garden of his new owner, Helen Coates. Miss Coates, 51, who works for The Dog People in Grassington, North Yorkshire, helped the rescue team nurse Wufra back to health – and just days before Christmas has offered him a permanent home. Abandoned dog ‘Wufra’ who survived three weeks on remote hilltop in the Yorkshire Dales with broken leg has found a home for Christmas
Identification chipping should be made compulsory for all dogs and cats. Had ‘Wufra’ been chipped, the heartless ‘barstewards’ who left him to die would have been held accountable. I volunteer my services as punisher in chief… Yours Aye.