Pip the Labrador who was found after ten days missing in the bush amidst steep and hostile terrain underwent the amputation of her right rear leg on Tuesday, May 15.
She received spinal and leg injuries after plummeting over a steep bluff during a hunt with her Richmond owners in Marlborough’s Branch Valley, and as a result Pip’s rear leg kept accumulating fluid.
“I went into the vets to get fluid drained from her leg for the second time in three days and the vet said her leg should be amputated as soon as possible,” says Maria Hart.
Since the surgery at The Vet Centre in Richmond, Pip continues to make an impressive recovery and is walking around the block every morning.
“She’s really great. Slowly does it, but getting the leg amputated was the best thing. She even seems happier,” says Maria.