Meet Tara - the dog with no front paws who refuses to let it hold her back

Zoe Hare, left, and Kelly Hare, of the Norfolk charity Safe Rescue for Dogs, are raising funds for prosthetic limbs for Tara, a Romanian dog who had to have her front paws amputated after being poisoned. With them is Martin Pearce who is doing a sponsored skydive with Zoe. Picture: Denise Bradley Zoe Hare, left, and Kelly Hare, of the Norfolk charity Safe Rescue for Dogs, are raising funds for prosthetic limbs for Tara, a Romanian dog who had to have her front paws amputated after being poisoned. With them is Martin Pearce who is doing a sponsored skydive with Zoe. Picture: Denise Bradley

Monday, March 17, 2014
12:37 PM

A dog which had its front paws amputated after being poisoned and left in the street to die, is getting new prosthetic limbs.

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Zoe Hare, of the Norfolk charity Safe Rescue for Dogs, who is doing a sky dive to raise funds for prosthetic limbs for Tara, a Romanian dog who had to have her front paws amputated after being poisoned. Picture: Denise BradleyZoe Hare, of the Norfolk charity Safe Rescue for Dogs, who is doing a sky dive to raise funds for prosthetic limbs for Tara, a Romanian dog who had to have her front paws amputated after being poisoned. Picture: Denise Bradley

Tara, a three-year-old Beagle-cross, was rescued from Romania in December by Norfolk charity Safe Rescue for Dogs and had to be operated on after poison caused gangrene in her legs.

Now healing from the operation and walking on her stumps, Tara should be ready to have the prosthetics fitted in the next month – but they will cost the charity £2,800.

“When they picked her up, she had been lying in the street for a week in a horrible state,” said charity founder Kelly Hare. “Her puppies had died and she had just been left to die. She must have been in agony.”

After the operation, Tara, who is described as “friendly, good with children and a lover of attention”, will become the charity’s poster dog.

Zoe Hare, of the Norfolk charity Safe Rescue for Dogs, who is doing a sky dive to raise funds for prosthetic limbs for Tara, a Romanian dog who had to have her front paws amputated after being poisoned. Picture: Denise BradleyZoe Hare, of the Norfolk charity Safe Rescue for Dogs, who is doing a sky dive to raise funds for prosthetic limbs for Tara, a Romanian dog who had to have her front paws amputated after being poisoned. Picture: Denise Bradley

“We have rescued her from tragedy and given her the best life possible,” said Miss Hare. “She is probably one of the worst cases we have had.”

A supporter of Safe Rescue for Dogs has already given £2,000 to the appeal and the charity hopes to raise the rest of the money through a skydive. Miss Hare’s sister, Zoe, and colleague Martin Pearce will take to the skies at Ellough Airfield near Beccles at noon on March 28.

Safe Rescue for Dogs was set up in September 2011 to care for dogs and cats across the world that have suffered neglect, abuse and torture at the hands of humans. Started by Miss Hare in her front room, the charity is based at Poringland and has dogs in foster homes across the UK.

If you would like to help raise money for Tara’s new limbs, visit the Facebook page ‘Zoe/Martin jump from plane for Taras legs’.

Or make a PayPal payment by using the email address saferescue@hotmail.co.uk

19 comments

  • What a lot of narrow minded and negative comments! Does anyone have anything positive to say?

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    Sadr

    Monday, March 17, 2014

  • You got a big heart bro proud of you for doing this takes a lot of guts,and as for the negativity haters go f##k themselves instead of moaning jump out of a plane for your chosen charity !

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    Ianpearce35

    Tuesday, March 18, 2014

  • What a silly stupid and uncaring person you are. Do you think because you are a " human animal" you have the right to condemn people who help these dogs . If you dint want to help , go comment somewhere else. Havevyounseen what happens to dogs in Romania No I bet you don't have a clue. Thus little dog has as much right as a human to the best t care and best life. Humans have done this to this poor soul. So if you have nothing positive to say go do something else. Bet you don't help anyone but yourself. !!

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    Rita Walker

    Monday, March 17, 2014

  • I would have thought we have enough dogs in this country without bringing them in from Romania. Dogs, people, what else will we get from Romania?

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    JEN

    Monday, March 17, 2014

  • Why would anyone want to dye their hair that colour?

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    Norfolk John

    Monday, March 17, 2014

  • Norfolk John - She did it to raise money for the charity. Over £200 raised because of it.

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    Kevin Quinn

    Monday, March 17, 2014

  • Ridiculous importing potentially diseased and dangerous dogs into the country, would never ever give money to a dogs home that did this kind of thing. The east anglian children's hospice would be a far better choice

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    blister

    Monday, March 17, 2014

  • You got a big heart bro proud of you for doing this takes a lot of guts,and as for the negativity haters go f##k themselves instead of moaning jump out of a plane for your chosen charity !

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    Ianpearce35

    Tuesday, March 18, 2014

  • Yes I do. I have a Rommy dog. I also have 2 UK rescue dogs. If people, don't want to rescue a Rommy dog that's fine , but people who dont have a clue shouldnt be commenting on something they know nothing about theyd Soon change their minds if they knew how these poor souls were treated. I WONDER HOW MANY PEOPLE ACTUALLY HAVE ANY INTEREST IN ANY DOG , ANYWHERE OR ARE THEY JUST HERE TO MOAN AND COMPLAIN BECAUSE THEY HAVE NOTHING BETTER TO DO. GO DO SOMETHING USEFUL. XX

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    Rita Walker

    Monday, March 17, 2014

  • You got a big heart bro proud of you for doing this takes a lot of guts,and as for the negativity haters go f##k themselves instead of moaning jump out of a plain for your chosen charity !

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    Ianpearce35

    Tuesday, March 18, 2014

  • Dogs kill and injure hundreds of people in the UK each year and to import dogs that may well be aggressive and diseased seem to be the height of folly, what silly people these dog lovers are

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    blister

    Monday, March 17, 2014

  • What a lot of narrow minded and negative comments! Does anyone have anything positive to say?

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    Sadr

    Monday, March 17, 2014

  • Given the amount of mess dogs leave behind them not to mention the hundreds of people who are killed or seriously injured by them each year in the UK it seems rather stupid to be importing more

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    blister

    Monday, March 17, 2014

  • So how many people harm kids and others. What a stupid comparison.

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    Rita Walker

    Monday, March 17, 2014

  • By your logic then Blister, HLS might as well test on the hospice children as they're going to die anyway. What an unpleasant person.

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    Kevin Quinn

    Monday, March 17, 2014

  • Ridiculous importing potentially diseased and dangerous dogs into the country, would never ever give money to a dogs home that did this kind of thing. The east anglian children's hospice would be a far better choice

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    blister

    Monday, March 17, 2014

  • What a lot of narrow minded and negative comments! Does anyone have anything positive to say?

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    Sadr

    Monday, March 17, 2014

  • How nice of the trolls to join in, it gives people like myself all the more reason to carry on and save as many animals as possible..... Being an animal lover i dont care where it comes from!! All the dogs are vet checked, and fostered, then re homed. Here in the uk there are plenty of dogs that need saving too, thanks to the greedy back street breeders, and idiots who want status dogs. The laws on breeding these poor dogs needs to be actioned, and the just one litter brigade need to also see what problems they are causing for us who have to pick up the pieces. Its not just the romanian dogs we are saving its dogs from here in the uk too.

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    Wheezey

    Monday, March 17, 2014

  • They have helped dogs from Spain, Cyprus and Turkey but the majority of the work takes place in Romania. They also hope to support their neutering schemes. What they have done is amazing and it all started from Miss Hare front room, well done girls x x x x couldn't think of a better charity to Jump out of a plane for x x x

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    Martin P

    Tuesday, March 18, 2014

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