Jetta?s on hop for a new home
WHO could resist the beautiful big brown eyes and wonderfully friendly nature of Jetta.
Sadly, Jetta needs to find her owner or a new home. The female black labrador cross staffy was hit by a car at West Tweed on Monday and her owner has been unable to be located.
The driver of the vehicle brought Jetta to Coolangatta Veterinary Hospital where Dr Andrew Bullen amputated her leg rather than euthanase the one-year-old dog.
Friends of the Pound foster care coordinator Narelle Shallcross said they had been contacted by Dr Bullen to see if they could contribute to the cost of the operation.
"We couldn't refuse - we would rather save an animal than see it put down," she said.
"We now need to find Jetta's owner or a new home for her to go to.
"And she's such a lovely-natured dog and in such good condition considering what she has been through. She's already running around and has lots of energy.
"She would suit a family with children as she will still need exercise."
Dr Bullen said despite Jetta being microchipped, the new owner had not updated the information from the previous owner.
"It's really important to keep microchips up to date, because in emergency situations such as this, owners need to be contactable," he said.
Jetta will be placed with a foster carer after leaving the surgery until a new home can be found for her.
Anyone interested in having Jetta as part of their family should contact Coolangatta Veterinary Hospital on 5536 2374.