‘She’s responded to tender loving care and kindness’ – The vets treating the abandoned dog found on Royston’s Therfield Heath tell the Crow she is doing much better

PUBLISHED: 11:30 10 November 2016 | UPDATED: 11:50 10 November 2016

Nell with her veterinary surgeon Gosia and veterinary nurse Imogen.

Nell with her veterinary surgeon Gosia and veterinary nurse Imogen.


The vet treating the dog found on Therfield Heath in Royston last week, collapsed and suffering with a serious skin condition, has told the Crow her condition is improving.

Dr Ed Blissett found the dog under a bush on the heath, bleeding and red raw on Monday last week.Dr Ed Blissett found the dog under a bush on the heath, bleeding and red raw on Monday last week.

When Dr Ed Blissett from Royston found the poor cocker spaniel in a bush on the heath on Monday last week, he rushed her to Royston Veterinary Centre for urgent care, and offered to pay the fees with no hesitation.

The dog, who has been named Nell, has been receiving vital treatment, from clinical director David White, veterinary surgeon Gosia Korzeniak and veterinary nurse Imogen Sparrow.

“As you can see from the pictures in last week’s Crow, Nell was suffering from a terrible skin condition,” David said.

“This was caused by a mange mite called Demodex canis, which has now been treated and she is looking a lot better.

Staff said she loves sleeping and playing with her toys.Staff said she loves sleeping and playing with her toys.

“Just as importantly she was a very frightened and nervous little dog – she was even afraid to wag her tail.

“Thankfully she has responded to the tender loving care and the kindness dispensed by our nurses and.

“She loves her toys, her bed and sleeping, she was unfazed by all the fireworks last weekend but is spooked by the noise from cars however she travels well.

“She has settled well in her new foster home where she is very much loved and may make it her permanent home.

Dr Ed Blissett. Picture: Andrew WiardDr Ed Blissett. Picture: Andrew Wiard

He also commended the depth and breadth of kindness shown by the people of Royston and all those people who got in touch to help towards the cost of her care and to offer to rehome her.

“A special thank you should go out to our client Dr Ed Blissett who found her and had the great foresight to seek our help and bring her to the surgery,” he added.

“All of us at the surgery are pleased to be able to give Nell all the veterinary care and attention that she needs.”

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