Lamington was found with a badly fractured front right leg and handed in to an emergency vet clinic before ending up with Dr Johnson, who provides treatment to pets in need through her initiative Strays to Stays.
‘His leg was too badly damaged and too painful for him, so we amputated it,’ Dr Johnson said.
‘He’s a picture of health now and he’s still very agile and active.’
Dr Johnson started Strays to Stays several years ago and has continued her work since joining petVET Midland last year, which helps by offering her reduced treatment costs and temporary accommodation at the clinic for pets waiting to be re-homed.
‘There are not many animals that I would euthanase if I could save them,’ Dr Johnson said.
‘The aim of Strays to Stays is to provide needy animals with the treatment they need and return them to good health before finding them forever homes.’
Dr Johnson has been looking after Lamington at her home, where she said she already had ‘three dogs, three cats and a baby on the way’ and hopes to find a new family to adopt him.
She said Lamington was a big, playful boy who would suit a family with older children.
‘Boofhead is the best way to describe him,’ Dr Johnson said.
‘Normal adoption fees apply, but in this case they are negotiable ” we just want a lovely home for him.’
To adopt Lamington, call Dr Johnson on 0403 792 598.