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Wylie: The Brave Street Dog Who Never Gave Up by Pen Farthing

posted Jul 20, 2020, 6:37 AM by lf lf

John enjoyed this book, which can be found on the shelves, or reserved at, Low Fell Library.

For a street dog born in the city of Kandahar, Afghanistan, to be crowned top dog at Scruffts, a competition for rescued crossbreeds held during Crufts, is nothing short of a miracle. But for Wylie, the gentle, cropped eared ball of fur, miracles seemed to happen quite regularly.

Beaten and abused while being used as a bait dog, Wylie suffered terrible injuries that needed urgent treatment. Rescued close to death, with hacked off ears and a severed tail, he was attended to by soldiers who feared he would not last the night. Astonishingly he did, only to return days later with new injuries.

However, a lifeline came when he was handed over to animal welfare charity Nowzad and flown to Britain in the hope of finding a new life. But would anyone take a chance on a seemingly nervous and undomesticated stray? Luckily for Wylie his biggest adventure yet was about to begin...

This is the incredible and heart-warming story, full of tragedy and triumph, of a dog who never gave up hope.


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