Four-month-old puppy in constant pain after being attacked by man

Keyla the puppy who was recently attacked by a human in Sprowston 

Keyla the puppy who was recently attacked in Sprowston - Credit: Contributed

A four-month-old puppy will "forever be in pain" after it was attacked in Sprowston and left with a broken pelvis. 

Mum Laura Galbraith is providing round-the-clock care for French Bulldog pup Keyla - which also suffered a broken leg in the incident. 

Miss Galbraith, 36, said: "It's absolutely horrible. She now cowers when she sees people and she has lost her spark a little.

"The vet said she would be forever in pain and her leg bones could disintegrate to the point of complete loss if left untreated."

Keyla, a four-month-old Frenchie, who was attacked in Sprowston 

Keyla, a four-month-old Frenchie, who was attacked in Sprowston - Credit: Contributed

The puppy was attacked in Linacre Avenue two weeks ago. 

Miss Galbraith has not told her three-year-old daughter how her dog came to be so poorly - with the pet now needing painkillers every day and walking with a constant limp. 

And Miss Galbraith is crowdfunding to try and cover the eye-watering £2,200 operation in Beccles to get Keyla back on her feet and out of pain. 

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But because little Keyla's insurance hadn't been updated from her previous owner, Miss Galbraith was left with a £3,000 vet bill.

"Last week I had to pay £800 just to get her looked at - which kind of wiped out my savings," she said.

While Keyla's pelvis should heal over time a false socket is needed for the leg ligaments to grow around it as part of the operation.

The owner has been boosted by the response after she set up a crowdfunding page to raise the cash for Keyla's treatment costs.

"It's given me a little bit of positivity as I am up and down at the moment," she said.

Miss Galbraith's friend Hannah Wilde, a seamstress who runs Hannah's Originals, has set up a competition to win a handmade apron for the cause.

Hannah Wilde, of Hannah's Originals 

Hannah Wilde, of Hannah's Originals - Credit: Contributed

She said: "I don't know why anyone would want to hurt something so innocent.

"It upset me so much as I am passionate about animals and have two English Bulldogs myself."

A spokeswoman for Norfolk Police said: "We have received a report following a dog attack on October 28.

"The dog suffered serious injuries. Enquiries are ongoing and a man in his 40s has been arrested and subsequently released on police bail in connection with the incident."

The crowdfunding page can be found at www.gofundme.com/f/please-help-save-keylas-leg

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