A BADLY injured Chihuahua who ended up losing an eye has found her forever home thanks to a Thirsk rescue centre.

Missy, a six-year-old long-haired Chihuahua, was found in Grimsby with painful injuries to her eye, lacerations to her ears, a fractured rib, matted fur and overgrown claws.

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The tiny terrified dog was taken to the Blue Cross animal hospital on Nelson Street where vets thought she may have been hit by a car.

Sadly, her left eye was prolapsed and very painful so needed to be removed.

The Northern Echo: Missy the Chihuahua was found in Grimsby with serious injuriesMissy the Chihuahua was found in Grimsby with serious injuries

Missy was cared for at the hospital for several days until she had fully recovered.

Although microchipped and registered with an owner in Hull, they did not respond to the Blue Cross so Missy was taken to the Blue Cross Animal Rehoming Centre in Thirsk to start the journey of finding a loving new home.

She was placed into foster care with Jenny Day, Blue Cross volunteer co-ordinator and animal welfare assistant and her Chihuahuas Freddi and Lily and foster kitten Raven.

Jenny said: “It was a pleasure to have Missy in my care while we searched for the perfect new home after her ordeal.

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"She enjoyed having the company of my two dogs and her foster kitten playmate.

The Northern Echo:

"We are delighted that she is in safe hands now in a loving home of her own.”

This year marks the 125th anniversary of Blue Cross which formed to help vulnerable pets and their owners.

Blue Cross relies on the support and donations of pet lovers to continue its vital work and donations can be made at bluecross.org.uk/125-years-of-blue-cross


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