Destiny’s child can be strong by name

NEW MUM: Destiny the German Shepherd dog has given birth to a puppy named Remo.  Photo by Simon Slinger of Slinger Photography.

NEW MUM: Destiny the German Shepherd dog has given birth to a puppy named Remo. Photo by Simon Slinger of Slinger Photography.

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The fortunes of a one-year-old dog critically injured in a road crash have taken another positive turn with the birth of a new puppy.

German Shepherd dog Destiny was left with a broken pelvis, dislocated hips and soft tissue injuries when she was hit by a car in May.

But after some tender loving care from trustees and volunteers at Central German Shepherd Rescue (CGSR), Quadring, Destiny has given birth to a son named Remo which in Greek means The Strong One.

Volunteer Loraine Walker said: “When Destiny was horribly injured she was taken to a vet and left to be put to sleep.

“But the vet thought it would be a shame to do that so she was signed over to CGSR which took Destiny into their care.

“Seven weeks ago, Destiny’s foster owners thought she was coming into season until they realised pretty quickly that it was something a lot worse.

“So Destiny was rushed to Sutterton Veterinary Centre where it was discovered that she was in labour and after an emergency Caesarean section operation, three puppies were delivered.”

Unfortunately and true to Destiny’s life so far, two of the three puppies died.

However, Remo stayed strong and he is now having ongoing veterinary treatment while being hand-reared by two of the charity’s trustees.

Loraine said: “At the time, no one knew Destiny was pregnant and we were all astounded by the news.

“She must have been pregnant when hit by the car and having been through major surgery for her injuries, Remo had survived the anaesthetic and treatments given to his mum whilst in her womb – against all odds.

“But as Destiny wasn’t producing any milk to sustain her son, the decision was taken to hand-rear Remo to give him a chance of surviving.

“Now after some touch-and-go moments and many sleepless nights, Remo has gone from strength to strength and he certainly is a miracle pup.”

CGSR is having a Dog Show and Summer Fete at Birchgrove Garden Centre, Pinchbeck, on Sunday at 10am, with judging from 11.30am.