Indian Street Dog’s Rocky Road to Recovery after Train Accident
Rocky lost her front legs after being run over by a train in India, but is now headed to a “forever home” in Britain
An Indian street dog that lost its front legs after being run over by a train has found a new home in Britain after enduring a year of therapy and learning to walk again with prosthetic limbs.
The officer carried the wounded canine — now named Rocky — to one of PFA’s shelters, where she was rushed to a hospital.
“It is almost impossible to save such a badly injured dog,” veterinarian Mahesh Verma said in a video shared by the shelter.
Rocky without her prosthetic legs
Doctors had to amputate her forelegs, leaving her with stumps. Her back legs were also badly injured.
But the mutt — although not named Rocky after the iconic movie character — nevertheless battled as hard as the underdog pugilist to recover.
“She made it,” Dubey said. “She’s a fighter.”
Rocky’s road to recovery has taken a year since she lost her front legs after being hit by a train
They pledged to find her a home, while an Indian national living in London paid for her new legs.
In July Rocky took her first steps on her new limbs, made by a leading doctor in Jaipur.
Rocky will board a plane early Wednesday in New Delhi and head to London, where she will eventually settle down with an adopter, Dubey said.
Tickle time… Ravi Dubey, founder of the People for Animal Trust, playing with Rocky before the dog heads to Britain
“Now she’s ready to fly to her forever home.”
An estimated 30 million stray dogs roam India’s streets, with the mixed breeds often shunned in favor of pedigree pooches that confer societal status.
“In India, pets are often abandoned and abused. We are very happy that Rocky will have a safe and open space,” said Dubey.