Scrappy is a Hydrocarbon Detection Dog who works at Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service with his handler Lee and is a lively, boisterous ‘Sprocker’. Scrappy has had a ‘pawly’ poor since Christmas, and although this hasn’t stopped him performing his duties and enjoying himself. Lee has decided that he still isn’t right and so Scrappy has a visit to the vets tomorrow morning where he has an MRI scan booked to see what’s going on.
The vets seem to think it’s a cartilage injury, which is just taking a while to repair itself. However, the MRI will confirm if this is the case or if the joint needs to be ‘flushed’ to remove any loose-floating dead cartilage that may be getting trapped inside the joint, causing him discomfort.
Please will you keep Scrappy in your thoughts tomorrow morning – we will let you know how he gets on!
I am sure you will be aware that my company likes to support worthwhile causes within the UK and provide dog food parcels for some special dogs, including many fire dog teams. On Friday 10 January at the Fire Service College their was a certification day for four dog teams and the day went very well with all four teams qualified. The teams are (Left to right):
Mat Dixon and Peppa – West Midlands Fire
Andy Earl & Millie – Hampshire Fire
Chris Sutton & Jet – Avon Fire
Paul Osborne & Sherlock – London Fire
Clive Gregory (trainer) standing
I am proud to say that Clive Gregory’s two dogs (not pictured), Millie and Jet are all sponsored by Wagg. To find out more about the other dogs we send sponsorship parcels to why not visit my website.