An abandoned puppy has found love, thanks to a Burgess Hill’s Heath Veterinary Clinic.
Ted, an eight-week-old Greyhound-cross-Terrier, was bought into the clinic due to a problem with his jaw.
X-rays showed that Ted was suffering with a broken jaw but his owner never returned to collect him despite the best efforts of the staff to contact them.
The poorly pup had an operation and had to wear a muzzle continually for three weeks, only being allowed to have it removed to eat his pureed meals.
Happy Breeds Foundation, a local charity set up to award grants to help people on low incomes to care for their dogs, donated £500 towards the cost of Ted’s surgery and aftercare as his owners could not be contacted.
Ted received lots of love and attention at the clinic but he needed a more permanent home.
Rachel Saunders, trainee veterinary nurse, offered Ted a foster home for his first weekend as he still required continuous care.
Her family instantly fell in love with him and decided to adopt lucky Ted.
Rachel said: “Ted is a special little puppy who clearly just wanted to be loved and have a happy home.
“It is always sad when animals are abandoned but my family and I are so glad to have been able to give Ted a loving place to live.
“We all absolutely adore him as does our other dog, Alfie, who even shares his toys with Ted. He is recovering really well.”