'Help us change Cassidy’s life': Rescue dog in need of wheelchair after having leg amputated

A "struggling" rescue dog is in desperate need of a wheelchair after having his leg amputated.

Lurcher Cassidy came to Maxi's Mates Rescue and Rehoming Centre, in Dunsdale in July last year. The stray had a severely broken leg which could not be fixed and needed his leg amputated.

However, despite the surgery the young dog is still having problems and now needs a wheelchair. A spokesperson for Maxi's Mates said: "Poor Cassidy is really struggling in kennels. His front leg was removed and the other leg has weakened so much over time.

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"He’s always at the front of his kennel and won’t rest so this isn’t helping him either. He’s going to be in serious trouble if he can’t use his one good leg at the front."

The centre is hoping to get Cassidy a wheelchair and say the chair will "change his life". The chairs are around £1,000 to buy and centre is appealing for donations.

They said: "If anybody would like to help us buy this equipment to make his quality of life so much better we would be really grateful. Cassidy’s life will change so much with one.

"He won’t be as tired and he will get extra support on walks. The equipment would go with him even on adoption it is solely for Cassidy. Please help us change Cassidy’s life. Turn it around and give him the support he needs."

More than £500 has already been raised. To donate to the cause click the link below or GO HERE.