Double amputee rescue dog Sherry to run marathon | Women's Running

Double amputee rescue dog Sherry to run marathon

Read Time:   |  August 23, 2019

Double amputee rescue dog Sherry to run marathon

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Sherry, a brave rescue dog and amputee, is completing a marathon to raise money for her rescue home, Dogs4Rescue in Manchester.

Sherry was originally rescued from Bulgaria, where she had been shot in the spine and was in a very bad way. She had to have her back legs and tail amputated as a result, but she’s not letting that stop her from running a mile a day for 16 days to fundraise for a much-needed visitor’s centre at the rescue home. She’s even got wheels to help her mobility.

The team at Dogs4Rescue anticipate that it’ll take Sherry around half an hour to complete each mile – that’s if there are no interesting smells on the way to distract her!

Sherry has lived at the Manchester rescue centre for five years now, which has rehoused well over 1000 dogs so far. Sherry herself won’t ever be re-homed, as she is so comfortable and settled at the rescue centre and, according to the team, has taken on a somewhat matriarchal role in caring for the other animals!

Dogs4Rescue is hoping to raise £15,000 for their new visitor’s centre – you can sponsor Sherry and support the centre here.

Good luck, Sherry!

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