Firefighters raise more than £8,000 to save injured husky puppy
PUBLISHED: 17:27 19 October 2015 | UPDATED: 18:38 19 October 2015
Firefighters who launched a fundraising campaign to treat an eight-month-old husky puppy after he was crushed by a bus in Kingsbury say they have raised £8,000 with the help of generous donors.
Firefighters from London Fire Brigade launched the campaign for life-saving treatment fearing Max the husky puppy would not survive after falling under a double-decker bus on Stag Lane earlier this month.
Following a crowd-funding campaign led by firefighter Lllewllyn Legall,49, who was moved to tears by Max’s injuries, members of the public have now donated more than £8,000 so that vets can give him a hip replacement in six to eight weeks time.
Vets at Medivet practice in Hendon also continue to treat Max for severe skin injuries which saw him “de-gloved” up to the shoulder on one side of his body.
A spokesperson for Medivet said: “We’re overwhelmed by people’s generosity and can’t thank everyone enough.
“Max’s skin is healing well and in around 6 to 8 weeks he’ll have his hip replacement treatment.
“Any money raised over the cost of Max’s treatment will be donated to husky charity Heart Welfare.”
Tania Poole, who runs Heart Welfare with colleagues, said: “As well as recognising the firefighters who saved Max’s life, I’d like to thank everyone who has already donated money to help him.
“People have been so generous, with a couple of people donating over £100 each.
“Money raised will go straight to the vets who are looking after Max to pay for his care.
“If we raise more than is needed for Max that will go towards looking after abandoned and injured Huskies across the country.”
To donate to Max’s continued treatment and the Heart welfare charity log on to the Just Giving page.