Please help my beautiful Isobel to walk again

Isobel, the great dane, who needs a £3,200 operation on her leg Picture: Dizzy Johnson

Isobel, the great dane, who needs a £3,200 operation on her leg Picture: Dizzy Johnson - Credit: Archant

A great dane who tore a muscle chasing a squirrel needs a £3,200 operation to help her walk again.

Isobel's owner Dizzy Johnson, from Swaffham, has launched a crowdfunding appeal to raise the money.

Her dog was insured but insurers are refusing to pay out for the surgery.

"This ligament is like the knee joint in a human and does much the same thing, it is a very painful thing when it is injured," said self-employed food worker Ms Johnson, 60.

"X-rays show she needs the injury repaired with metal plates to stabilise the knee joint and allow her to walk and stand.


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"Isobel needs the surgery asap to allow her to go through the 7/8 week recovery period and to get my girl up and walking again pain free. Currently she has difficulty standing or walking with out support from me, she is a big girl and weighs more than I do, so not an easy task." Ms Johnson has owned Isobel, who is five, since she was 10 weeks old. As a puppy, she ended up Battersea Dogs' Home until being rehomed by Ms Johnson.

Click here for her crowdfunding page.

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