A dog with a badly broken leg incredibly led a vet two miles to an abandoned car where she had given birth to ten puppies so they could be looked after.

The emaciated greyhound is believed to have been dumped by hunters and was discovered wandering around a market with a snapped front leg in Vera, southern Spain.

Psychologist Lianne Powell, 49, caught the stray, who is thought to be between two and three years old, and took her to a local vet for treatment on Saturday.

But after noticing the female dog was producing milk and must have given birth between five and seven days previously, vet Ellen Sobry and Lianne began searching for any living puppies.

They were amazed when the dog, which has now been named Vera after the town where she was found, miraculously led the pair on a two mile walk straight to her tiny offspring.

Belgian expat Ellen, 39, said: 'She had a broken leg, was bleeding from the back end and I saw she had milk, so I thought "well where are the puppies?".

'We put a collar and long lead on her and took her back to the market. Then we just followed her for about 3km – she knew where she was going.

'She led us to them, it was incredible – I couldn't believe what I saw.

'That dog didn't know us, we'd only met her like an hour before so it was really incredible how she decided to trust and show us where they were.'


Responses to "Dog With Broken Leg Leads Vets Two Miles To Her Puppies"

  1. best yet .. beautiful story

  2. Unknown says:

    lovely <3

  3. TG Greys says:

    She is not a Greyhound but a Spanish Galgo. They beat, torture, and abandon these beautiful creatures after the hunting season ends when they’re no longer needed. Her leg was most likely broken on purpose when she was abandoned. Bless the woman who rescued her and her puppies but she is only one of thousands of Galgos in dire circumstances. ��

  4. Unknown says:

    I cannot understand how people grow to become cruel and callous. To animals. What kind of environment did they come from? These poor dogs are bred for nothing. To be used and discarded. Why break their legs too? Sick no account humans who need to exit this planet!!

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  6. Unknown says:

    Abdolutely marvelous

  7. Unknown says:

    The heart of a dog and the bond of life
    They're such beautiful creatures with the best of affection they can give
    Thank goodness to this women

  8. Unknown says:

    Blessed are those who rescue animals who need help. Damned forever are those who would dare hurt an innocent animal. They feel pain just like we do and suffer great loss because of us.

  9. A great rescue. The dog obviously knew these people would help her and the puppies!!!

  10. ZOSO says:

    I Hate Hunters! HELL is waiting! So glad the Mommy and Puppies were saved!

  11. Wish the video was available. Sweet story!

  12. I wish there was a video too, but maybe they didn't have video equipment. I have always wondered when there are videos, how anyone has the time or thought to take time doing a video of an emergency situation. Personally, I would deal with the situation and not delay with photos. I have no way to video and camera is always at home.

  13. Unknown says:

    She is a beautiful animal. Why these dogs are discarded after hunting season I do not understand, and to hurt them on top of it, what kind of human being could do such a thing to an innocent animal. I would take her in a skinny minute.

  14. fkl says:

    Nothing like a Mother's Love. thanks so much for sharing this beautiful story.

  15. Eva says:

    this breaks my heart the love she had for her babies even with a broken leg....she look like she needs food and water....bless this dog and her puppies ad the Vet who follow her ....

  16. Cathy says:

    She Looks VERY Happy In The Picture All Safe With Her Brood...You Guys Are GREAT!! Thank You For Your Love...

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