Miles better: Dog hit by police car near Oswestry is on the mend

By Aimee Jones | Shrewsbury | News | Published:

A dog-loving couple from Shrewsbury have taken in a badly injured animal hit by a police car on Christmas Eve.

Graham and Andrea Jones are fostering Miles, the whippet cross saluki, who was found at the Mile End Service Station, near Oswestry, after a five-day search.

The 18-month-old dog was hit by police on an emergency call on December 24 and suffered serious leg injuries.

Members of the public following Miles' story have raised more than £2,000 to pay for his veterinary bills.

Graham and Andrea, from Battlefield, who volunteer for Hector's Greyhound Rescue, say Miles is recovering well and will soon be looking for a forever home.

Andrea said: "He's doing very well and is responding well to treatment. His hair has started to grow back nicely and he absolutely loves people. The vet is really pleased with how he's coming on.

Miles is recovering

"He's eating really well, too. Last week he stole half a raw chicken that wasn't actually meant for him - it was for us. You could say he's a foodie!"

It was first thought Miles would have to have a skin graft on both back legs but Andrea's care means his chances of needed surgery are now slim.


She added: "He's had his legs bandaged up and although he's started to have a nibble on one of them, the vet now thinks there's enough skin to just stitch it up."

Miles has taken to Andrea's husband, Graham, and the pair have become best friends.

He said: "He's got such a lovely temperament and I'll miss him when he goes off to a forever home. I'd keep him if we didn't already have so many dogs."

It is thought Miles will be ready for rescue in the next few weeks.


Aimee Jones

By Aimee Jones

News reporter based at the Shropshire Star's Shrewsbury office, covering North Shropshire, including Ellesmere, Whitchurch and Wem.


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