Dog almost sliced in half with a sword is looking for a new home after making remarkable recovery
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- Five-year-old Sabby was found with a ‘horrific injury’ in a town in Romania
- The crossbreed was attacked by a local with a ‘hatred of stray dogs’, it is feared
- She was rescued and brought to the UK where she is now up for adoption
A dog who was almost sliced in half with a sword in Romania is now looking for a new home in the UK after making a remarkable recovery.
Five-year-old Sabby was found with a ‘horrific injury’ which was so deep that rescuers could see her bones.
The small crossbreed was attacked by a local ‘psycho’ with a ‘hatred of stray dogs’ in a town in Romania, it is believed.
Rescuers hurried her to a see a vet, and after painful treatment she was brought to the UK to stay with Norfolk charity Safe Rescue for Dogs.
Up for adoption: Five-year-old crossbreed Sabby, pictured, is looking for a new home two years after she was brutally attacked in Romania
‘Horrific injury’: The gruesome wound which Sabby sustained after a local in a town in Romania had allegedly tried to slice her in half with a sword
A post on the charity’s Facebook page reads: ‘Sabby was found in a town in Romania that is renowned for the poor treatment of street animals.
‘She had a horrific injury around her hips and back where some psycho had tried to slice her in half with a sword.
‘The injury was open and down to the bone and her recovery took many months.
‘The pain she must have endured prior to being rescued and given pain relief cannot even be imagined.
‘The fact that she could emerge from this ordeal with any trust at all in humans is nothing short of miraculous.’
The act of cruelty two years ago made TV news in Romania, but Sabby is now ready for a new home and looking for a ‘patient and understanding’ family, rescuers say.
Recovery: Rescuers hurried Sabby (pictured left and right) to a see a vet, and after painful treatment she was brought to the UK where she is now up for adoption
Although Sabby is still wary of men, the charity said she mixes well with other dogs and loves going out on walks.
The charity added: ‘She is very wary of men and may always be and who on earth could blame her.
‘Sabby is now enjoying her walks and starting to enjoy the world around her.
‘She will always bear the physical and mental scars of the cowardly act that made her hit the headlines but she is still a sweet and loving little girl who can have a bright and happy future.’
Sabby is currently staying with fosterer and charity volunteer Zoe Casey who called her a ‘cheeky’ and ‘playful’ dog.
Zoe said: ‘She should hate humans, but somehow she doesn’t. She’s good with my cat, good with my dogs, she’s a really nice little dog.
‘She is the reason that I do it, she’s the reason we all foster and rescue dogs.’