Kind-hearted local people have responded overwhelmingly to the plight of Cody the pup.
Mail reader Kelly Dewar launched an online ‘Just Giving’ page last week to help fund treatment for the young dog, after he was found injured in Methil.
Within a day, the total raised had broken the £1100 mark – and has since climbed to over £1600.
Lots of people have praised Fife Council IT services worker Kelly (34), for setting up the page – and one 11-year-old girl even donated her £10 pocket money.
Kelly, of Denbeath – who hoped to raise a minimum of £2500 – said many pledges of support came from people she didn’t know, which underlined just how much they cared.
Cody is now back in the care of the Scottish SPCA, which highlighted his case after he was reportedly found in a cardboard box, on open ground between Methil Brae and Ossian Crescent, around 11.30pm on May 27.
The little black and white pup had suffered two fractures, one to his left rear leg and another to his right fore leg, which had left him in pain, with an extremely high temperature, and unable to walk.
Senior Inspector Steven Gray collected the puppy and took him to the St Clair veterinary surgery in Kirkcaldy, where he received treatment and care – and was named Cody.
SI Gray described him as “a lovely-natured young dog” and “a surprisingly resilient little guy” who gave no cries and appeared to be quietly enduring his injuries – even though it was feared initially that amputation may be necessary.
Information on Cody’s treatment has since been posted on St Clair’s Facebook page, where staff said they were sure he would make a full recovery.
You can find out more details on how to help the Scottish SPCA cover Cody’s vet bills by visiting Kelly’s page at http://www.justgiving.com/Codythepuppy.
You can also text YPNL49, then the amount, to 70070.
Following an investigation, the Scottish SPCA said a 43-year-old man from Methil had been cautioned under Section 19 of the Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006 for causing a young lab cross staffie type dog unnecessary suffering by failing to provide veterinary treatment.
A report had been submitted to the procurator fiscal.