New home for Pepe the three-legged puppy

PUBLISHED: 15:00 24 December 2010

Pepe and his new owner Roz Brannen

Pepe and his new owner Roz Brannen


A THREE-legged puppy and his new owner have proven that happy endings aren’t just for the movies.

Pepe, a six-month-old Boxer cross, was taken to the RSPCA centre in Brent Knoll in August with a fractured knee, an injury which meant his leg had to be amputated.

Pepe fractured his knee after falling off a cliff while on holiday with his previous owners, who left the wounds untreated for six weeks as they couldn’t afford the veterinary bills.

But after spending months recovering at the centre, Pepe’s fortune took a turn for the better when Roz Brannen, of Burnham, visited the centre looking for some canine company.

Ms Brannen said: “Not everybody wants a dog with only three legs. But I have a disability myself and I thought we’d make a great team.

“I didn’t want a small dog as it would be difficult to control from my wheelchair and I wouldn’t be able to reach it so he was just perfect for me and it felt like we instantly had an understanding.”

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