A puppy that was ravaged in a brutal attack has recovered from a gruesome flesh-eating wound to find a loving new home.
Nancy, a husky-cross Labrador, has stunned volunteers by making a full recovery from her savage mauling in only weeks.
She was only two-months-old when she was ripped to shreds as she was introduced to other dogs.
Her huge wounds became necrotic, meaning the dead flesh was spreading across the poor pup’s back.
The giant red sore became so large that it was the size of a dinner plate.
Volunteers at Rescue Me Animal Sanctuary in Merseyside feared that it would be months until the little Lab was fit and healthy again.
But Nancy has stunned vets by healing and finding herself a loving new home in a matter of six weeks.
She has found her forever home with new proud owner Paul Noble, 60, who lives with wife Sandra, 39, and their three children.
Paul, who lives in Formby, Merseyside, said it was unbelievable how well Nancy had recovered.
He said: "All we get all the time is people saying isn’t she a lovely looking dog.
"And when you see the pictures of her how bad her injuries were, that’s unbelievable.
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"She’s happy as Larry, she really is, and she’s taken over the house.
"Because she is a rescue when we first gave her food it was gone straight away, but now she knows it’s going to be there she doesn’t rush it.
"Nancy keeps me fit, we weigh her just to make sure she was putting on weight, and for every kilo she’s put on I’ve lost a kilo because I weigh myself first and then pick her up."
Steph Taylor, of Rescue Me Animal Sanctuary, said: "We really couldn’t have imagined she would heal so quickly, we thought it would take months and months.
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"And with an injury like she had you would expect her to be emotionally scarred, but she’s done so well with rehabilitation.
"With necrosis, the tissue dies and cannot heal, and it can spread and get bigger and bigger, which is what happened with Nancy.
"The wound took up the whole of her back at first, it was the size of a dinner plate.
"A plastic surgeon we know saw the pictures said they were blown away by the results on a wound that big."
Foster carer Heather, who has her own Labrador-cross German shepherd called Kobe, said: "We anticipated at least eight weeks to just get to a manageable size for the wound, we did not anticipate six weeks for complete healing.
"She has really been remarkable with her recovery. Because I work at a vets, and because we had some of our brilliant vet nurses willing to come to the house in PPE, I think that was really key in her recovery.
"We changed her bandages every other day and that really did speed up the healing process massively."
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