Genghis can start a new life

Genghis the Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Genghis the Staffordshire Bull Terrier

A DOG that was left for dead after being hit by a car is ready to be re-homed after having one of his legs amputated.

The Staffordshire bull terrier, believed to be around a year-old, is in Leigh Cats and Dogs home after being found seriously hurt by the side of a road in Hindley.

The dog, called Genghis by staff at the home, was left with such severe injuries his leg had to be removed.

But now after much love and care, Genghis, named after the Mongol warlord Genghis Khan, is well on the road to a full recovery and is looking for a new home.

A spokesman from Leigh Cats and Dogs home said: “Genghis was in a really bad way when he came in.

“He looked like he had been hit by a car and left at the side of the road.

“Genghis’s main injury was to his leg which had been very badly broken. He is now healing well though and is ready for adoption.”

Other than his injuries from being hit by the car, the Staffie appears to be in good health.

Sadly though he wasn’t microchipped so his owners have not been traced, prompting the home to offer Genghis to a kind-hearted soul who could offer the dog a good home.

The spokesman added: “Other than his leg, he only suffered cuts and bruises elsewhere so he’s recovered well.

“He’s a really beautiful dog and is so friendly. He would make a great pet for somebody.

“We think he’s around 11 months old by looking at him so he has a good life ahead of him.”

Leigh Dogs and Cats Home is a Not for Profit Organisation that has a no destruction policy for all animals.

Since being established the home has expanded its services to include a new improved reception with pet shop and tackshop.

A number of services are provided including private boarding, re-homing for dogs and cats as well as stray dog services for five local authorities in the North West.