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Rescue dog in a wheelchair to climb Yr Wyddfa for charity

Some of this article was written WITH the help of AI. Disclaimer: This article includes affiliate links. A paralyzed canine is preparing to ascend the highest peak in Wales to generate funds for the charity that played a pivotal role in her rescue and recovery. Hope, once a victim of abuse in Spain as a three-month-old puppy, found salvation through Amanda's Scottish Rescue Dogs. With a history of crushed vertebrae, a dislocated hip, and cranial fissures, veterinarians held little hope for her regaining normal mobility. However, Hope's remarkable journey has since demonstrated that disabled dogs can lead fulfilling lives. Her devoted owner, Kerry Rushton, emphasized the importance of this message, saying, "There are so many dogs out there that people just give up on." Kerry Rushton and Hope are embarking on their ascent of Yr Wyddfa, also known as Snowdon, starting at 05:00 BST on Saturday, wisely timing their climb to avoid the day's anticipated heat. Their objective is to return by midday. Remarkably, the pair has already surpassed their initial fundraising goal of £500. Kerry Rushton shared the motivation behind their endeavor: "We were admiring how well she does and thought: let's try and use this and see if we can raise some money for the rescue that rescued her." To prepare for the challenging ascent of Yr Wyddfa, Hope, who frequently enjoys lengthy walks in the hilly terrain of Dartmoor, has been intensifying her hill training. Kerry Rushton spoke of Hope's determination: "The bigger the hill, the more she thinks: right, that's a challenge. And she just marches on ahead of me. She's put on 3kg (6lbs) in muscle in the last couple of years. Her front end is incredibly strong." Kerry Rushton, hailing from Okehampton, Devon, made the decision to adopt Hope in December 2020, despite already caring for two other rescue dogs. Hope's paralysis necessitates special care, as she lacks full control over her bladder and bowels, requiring manual bladder expression. Reflecting on the challenges, Kerry Rushton acknowledged, "I don't think anyone thinks: I'd love all that extra work. But I was in a position that I could help her and thought: nobody else will." Hope's past struggles included recurrent urinary tract infections (UTI), and she had developed resistance to antibiotics after repeated treatments. Kerry Rushton described the experience as "stressful, worrying, and hard work." Nonetheless, it has become a way of life for them now. Describing Hope's unique qualities, Kerry Rushton noted, "There is just something special about her, she's the life and soul of the party. She's very grateful, she's very positive. She's a really lovely dog." Subscribe to 'The Canine Chronicles: Dog Rescue' for more inspiring and uplifting stories about dog rescues and puppy rescues. Are you new to owning a pup or dog? Sign up for our 7-step course on properly training your dog to be the best that they can be.

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