Polly the rescue dog is feeling the love as she continues to recover from her eight-day ordeal on the streets of Nelson.
“She’s staying very close to her foster parents,” said Rob Andrew, branch manager at Nelson SPCA, adding “She has no interest in going outside.”
The chihuahua was found near the airport on Wednesday by two Nelson Hydro workers, eight days after vanishing while out for a walk near the Hume School. The dog, rescued from a dog pound in Tijuana, Mexico, had only arrived in Nelson the day before going missing.
Polly, who was missing a toe and had a cut on its left rear paw, is scheduled for surgery on Tuesday.
“We’re just focused on her recovery right now,” said Andrew.
Denise Maglio, who rescued Polly from Tijuana, said the dog would have been euthanized “in a few days” if she hadn’t rescued the animal.
More than 350 people responded with comments and likes on the Star’s Facebook page after Polly was found safe.