A plucky pooch has been selected as a finalist in a national pet charity’s competition.
Suki, a miniature schnauzer from Sunderland, which was left with prolapsed intestines after a terrifying dog attack – but fought back is now up against five other pets for the coveted title of PDSA Pet Survivor 2015.
The nine-year-old hound suffered the injury after a terrifying dog attack while out for her morning stroll.
She was rushed to PDSA’s out-of-hours Pet Hospital in Gateshead and taken straight in for emergency surgery.
The vet team operated for three hours to repair the extensive damage, which included prolapsed intestines, a broken jaw, ruptured spleen and bruised lungs.
They even found a tooth from the dog that attacked Suki embedded in her abdomen.
Suki’s owner Marjorie said: “Suki never flinched away or cried once during all the check-ups – she was a real trooper – and the patience and care of the PDSA staff was marvellous.”
She was nominated after a call for pets who have cheated death by a whisker.