Animal care

KAR – Roxy’s Road to Recovery

By Kim Betts……

The Road back to Lapta

It is always nice to pass on good news and none more so than Good News about Roxy. She has been recovering well at the vets and everyone who meets her is taken by her wonderful trusting nature. KAR had put out a plea for a short term home foster carer for Roxy – to help her recover even more. We had several responses and were considering which would be the better option for Roxy and the Fosterer when we received another email about Roxy ………..this is part of that email …….

“Hi Kim

……..she is such a loving, beautiful dog and our two children have fallen in love with her, in fact we all have. She has made a huge impact on us and would love to give her a second chance in life by offering her a permanent home with us.

I understand that she still has problems with her walking and bones and that she will require further vet checkups and whatever else is needed in terms of rehabilitation and being checked over again in 10 days time and the vet has said he will give as much information and details on this tomorrow.

I just want to say a huge thank you for everything you have done for Roxy. It has been so emotional and without your help and the fantastic work you do at KAR and all the work that the vet and his team have provided, Roxy is now almost back to full health and without this she wouldn’t be here today. You really are lifesaver—-s and should be proud of all you have done. I have written this with tears in my eyes as it’s been like watching a miracle happening right in front of our eyes. We are eternally grateful.

Thank you so much, it is really appreciated.

Kind regards,

Emma “

We had always hoped, throughout Roxy’s story that Emma would home her as she had obviously, since first contacting us, been deeply upset by her ordeal. So we were delighted with this email and arrangements were made for Roxy to be collected by Emma.

Roxy has been at home, back in Lapta, for a few days with Emma and she has sent us these photos and update ;


“She is settling in really well in her new home here with us. She is so affectionate and wants to follow us everywhere, she seems so happy her tail never stops wagging! She is definitely getting a lot stronger on her legs and is walking around much better than before, she even tried to run this morning when she was in the garden. I think it will be a long while before she actually can run but she certainly tries and is a very determined little girl”.

It is hard to believe that this is the same dog that we were called out to help – Love is a wonderful thing and Roxy’s pictures alone show that without a doubt.

There have been so many people who have been touched by Roxy’s sad story and KAR wants to thank all of the wonderful people who offered help or have helped Roxy on her Rocky Road to Recovery – THANKYOU

And a great big THANK YOU goes to Emma and her family for offering Roxy a 2nd chance.