Shadow the German Shepherd enjoys life with a new £6,000 prosthetic leg thanks to Daily Echo readers

Daily Echo: Dog gets new prosthetic leg after appeal Dog gets new prosthetic leg after appeal

HE IS a changed dog and back on four legs.

Thanks to a Daily Echo appeal hundreds of readers came forward earlier this year and raised money for three-legged dog Shadow to get a new prosthetic leg.

Now, after months of physiotherapy, lots of visits to his vet, wearing out two soles and out-growing the temporary prosthetic leg, his owner Sara May has said he’s doing well and has thanked everyone who helped get him back on his feet.

The appeal raised the £6,000 the 19-month-old German Shepherd needed including a donation of £2,000 from a retired Totton man who Sara now hopes to track down before she moves to the Isle of Wight.

She wants him to come forward so that she and Shadow can thank him in person and so that he can see Shadow walking properly again.

Sara, 39, a courier and mum-of-two, said: “I’m moving to the Isle of Wight next week and I would really like to track down a man who donated £2,000 towards his new leg.

“He did note his phone number on the back of the cheque but I have now cashed the cheque in and lost the number. Now I really want him to come forward so that Shadow and I can thank him in person and so that he can see Shadow on his leg and walking.

“He absolutely loves his new leg. He’s just like a normal dog and I have noticed he’s cheekier now. When he had three legs he did not pull on his lead that much but now he’s got stronger.

“It has changed his life and he’s now a proper dog. To watch him running and playing now it’s absolutely amazing. I’m so pleased for him.

“I’m just really glad that he had that chance and I thank the Daily Echo for their help and everyone who donated.”

Sara is now getting another three-legged German Shepherd which she wants to get back on four legs.

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2:24pm Fri 23 May 14

massimoosti says...

"Sara is now getting another three-legged German Shepherd which she wants to get back on four legs"

Fools and their money..............
"Sara is now getting another three-legged German Shepherd which she wants to get back on four legs" Fools and their money.............. massimoosti
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3:26pm Fri 23 May 14

espanuel says...

massimoosti wrote:
"Sara is now getting another three-legged German Shepherd which she wants to get back on four legs"

Fools and their money..............
I suppose that goes for all the serviceman in Afghanistan who also lost limbs. PR**K. I think you have lost some up top.
[quote][p][bold]massimoosti[/bold] wrote: "Sara is now getting another three-legged German Shepherd which she wants to get back on four legs" Fools and their money..............[/p][/quote]I suppose that goes for all the serviceman in Afghanistan who also lost limbs. PR**K. I think you have lost some up top. espanuel
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4:13pm Fri 23 May 14

massimoosti says...

espanuel wrote:
massimoosti wrote:
"Sara is now getting another three-legged German Shepherd which she wants to get back on four legs"

Fools and their money..............
I suppose that goes for all the serviceman in Afghanistan who also lost limbs. PR**K. I think you have lost some up top.
Think youll find ones a dog and the other a human.

Now I'll dig deep for our boys mamed and then discharged with little or no help but a dog ?
[quote][p][bold]espanuel[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]massimoosti[/bold] wrote: "Sara is now getting another three-legged German Shepherd which she wants to get back on four legs" Fools and their money..............[/p][/quote]I suppose that goes for all the serviceman in Afghanistan who also lost limbs. PR**K. I think you have lost some up top.[/p][/quote]Think youll find ones a dog and the other a human. Now I'll dig deep for our boys mamed and then discharged with little or no help but a dog ? massimoosti
  • Score: -6

4:14pm Fri 23 May 14

massimoosti says...

espanuel wrote:
massimoosti wrote:
"Sara is now getting another three-legged German Shepherd which she wants to get back on four legs"

Fools and their money..............
I suppose that goes for all the serviceman in Afghanistan who also lost limbs. PR**K. I think you have lost some up top.
Think youll find ones a dog and the other a human.

Now I'll dig deep for our boys mamed and then discharged with little or no help but a dog ?
[quote][p][bold]espanuel[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]massimoosti[/bold] wrote: "Sara is now getting another three-legged German Shepherd which she wants to get back on four legs" Fools and their money..............[/p][/quote]I suppose that goes for all the serviceman in Afghanistan who also lost limbs. PR**K. I think you have lost some up top.[/p][/quote]Think youll find ones a dog and the other a human. Now I'll dig deep for our boys mamed and then discharged with little or no help but a dog ? massimoosti
  • Score: -2

10:40pm Fri 23 May 14

Zexagon says...

What it's got to do with you how people spend their money? I donated to this dog and am pleased to see him up and about
What it's got to do with you how people spend their money? I donated to this dog and am pleased to see him up and about Zexagon
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