Animal charity seeks home for Kyla

Kyla with animal care assistant Claire McGillivary
Kyla with animal care assistant Claire McGillivary

The Scottish SPCA is seeking a new home for a dog left badly scarred after undergoing life-saving surgery to remove a tumour from behind her eye.

Kyla, a ten month old female lurcher, was signed over to the animal welfare charity by her owners, who could no longer care for her.

When she arrived at the Scottish SPCA’s Aberdeenshire Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre in November, a vet check revealed she had a tumour behind her left eye. The vet had no option but to remove the tumour and her eye.

Kyla has now recovered from her operation and staff at the Drumoak-based centre have launched an appeal to find her a new home.

Centre assistant manager Debbie Innes said: “Kyla is one amazing young lady. We were concerned about how she would cope post-surgery, but Kyla has shown us she’s not going to let losing an eye affect her quality of life.

“She can come across as being quite shy at first but, given time, she’ll soon be trying her best to get a big cuddle. Kyla is like an overgrown puppy so she will need some further training to help her develop into a graceful young adult.

“She’s full of energy and would make a great companion for someone active who would enjoy taking her for lots of long walks.

Anyone interested in offering Kyla a home can call the Scottish SPCA animal helpline on 03000 999 999 and ask to be connected to the Aberdeenshire centre.