Fleur’s SuperDog Survivor Story
Inspirational Fleur – the NHS hero’s dog whose 1% chance of survival defied all the odds and went on to be her owner’s lifeline throughout the pandemic.
One of the many exceptional nominees for the Naturo Superdog Awards includes Fleur, a collie and dalmatian cross who sports the most adorable spotty ear and black eye patch.
Fleur was found in Bucharest having suffered horrific injuries after a brutal spaying operation carried out by dog catchers went wrong and was left to die in the street.
After being rescued by Valgrays Animal Charity, Wendy, an NHS nurse, saw Fleur’s picture online and immediately decided this was the dog for her. Fleur fell ill shortly after Wendy brought her home and was given a 1% chance of survival. The powerful duo beat all the odds and with immeasurable love and dedication from Wendy, Fleur slowly regained her strength and began to heal.
Fleur went on to become a Pets As Therapy Read2Dog, going into primary schools to help children read and communicate and also visits nursing and residential homes bringing joy to all ages.
After effectively being “fur..loughed” during the pandemic Fleur’s perhaps most important job of all became supporting her beloved owner Wendy, an NHS nurse.
“I am a nurse working on the front line and it’s been incredibly emotional, draining, physically and mentally working 6 days a week. At the end of the day I come home to her and I can cuddle her tightly and cry into her fur. She makes me laugh and teaches me to never give up”
Both Wendy and Fleur are heroes in our eyes and Fleur is indeed an exceptional dog. Her strength of character, ability to defy all odds, apply true grit, never give up and still provide unconditional love, light and joy to all those that surround her is humbling for us all.
Read more about Fleur’s journey here…