Mickey the Dog for Battersea
LoveKnitting have partnered with Battersea Dogs & Cats Home to help rehome lost animals one stitch at a time! When you buy this pattern, 100% of the pattern proceeds goes directly to the animals.
Mickey, designed by GypsyCream Designs, is based on a street dog in Turkey who was rescued and brought over to the UK. He had been born with severely bowed legs and had adapted to walking with his elbows almost on the floor. It was clear that left alone, he would continue to be in extreme discomfort. Staff at Battersea knew that major surgery was the only option. Battersea Veterinary Director said, "Everyone in the veterinary team has a soft spot for Mickey. We had a huge celebration when he took his first short, shaky step - we were all so proud of him." Slowly, Mickey started to figure it out. He's now able to walk and play without any pain in his new home.
Produced under licence from Battersea Dogs Home Ltd ® Battersea Dogs & Cats Home (Registered charity no 206394) battersea.org.uk