- Nero was hit by a car and left on the side of the road while living in Romania
- Was taken in by kind passerby and is waiting to travel to the UK in a few weeks
- He will be provided with a prosthetic limb gifted by charity Miracle's Mission
- Charity founder Victoria Bryceson said prosthetic will 'dramatically' change lifeA one-year-old stray dog who was left with only two functioning limbs after he was struck by a car in Romania is set to be given a new lease of life when he is fitted with a prosthetic leg.
Nero, a mixed breed, was found by a passerby on the side of the road after being hit by a car. His injuries were so severe he lost half of his front left leg and part of his back paw on the same side.
Now UK-based charity Miracle's Mission, which is dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating injured and disabled animals from around the world, is preparing to gift Nero a £1,100 prosthetic leg which will 'drastically change his life'.
Nero is living at a Romanian shelter but will be flown to the UK to be fitted with the limb. Miracle's Mission founder Victoria Bryceson told FEMAIL: 'Nero is just one and he has already been through so much in his short life. Nero is extremely playful and full of energy but he can't play as much or walk as far as he wants to. 'He is really happy despite everything so he tries his best but he does struggle to move around easily or quickly. Once he has his prosthetic this will completely change.'
Nero was taken in by a stranger following the accident, which Victoria says was 'very unusual', as in other cases she's found 'most people just walk past' when an animal has been injured.
He was taken to a local animal shelter which contacted Miracle's Mission.
'We asked the vet to save as much of his front leg as possible in the hope that they could save enough for us to be able to get Nero a prosthetic leg and luckily they were able to do this', said Victoria.The dog currently has two functional limbs, and Victoria told how much another would benefit Nero, allowing him to be 'play and be active' again.Part of his back leg is missing and the foster home is currently using bandages as a protective barrier until he arrives in the UK, where vets will asses him to see if he needs another prosthetic.'Nero only has two fully functional legs so to have a third with the prosthetic will drastically change his life as he will be a lot more mobile again', said Victoria.
'As a young puppy who is incredibly happy, despite everything that has happened to him, he wants to jump around, play and be active. The prosthetic will allow him to do this.'
Speaking of Nero, she added: 'The most incredible thing about Nero is is huge love of people and zest for life.
'He does not see himself as being disabled at all, he just wants to adapt the best way he can and get on with his new start in life.'
Miracle's Mission was founded by Victoria in 2015, after working with animal shelters during a trip to Borneo made her aware of the severity of the street dog population.
Working with the shelters realised that with un-neutered cats and dogs being allowed to roam the streets meant puppies and kittens with no homes were being born onto the streets at an alarming rate.
She created Miracle’s Mission, with the main aim to neuter stray animals on the streets of Borneo and decrease the population of dogs and cats suffering, as well as rehabilitating and re-homing dogs in need.