Gordon is looking for a forever home. (Image: SSPCA)

Scots dog forced to have leg amputated after being thrown from moving car desperately seeks forever home

Gordon, a lurcher, fronted the animal welfare charity's Christmas campaign last year but is sadly now looking for a new home.


A three-legged rescue lurcher dog who starred in last year’s SSPCAChristmas appeal is desperately seeking a home.

Gordon suffered horrific injuries after being thrown from a moving vehicle and tragically had to have one of his legs amputated.

Attempts to find those responsible for the horror incident failed.
Could you have the home Gordon desperately needs? (Image: SSPCA)

He was cared for by the Scottish SPCA animal welfare charity for five months following his treatment before he was adopted in September last year.

However, sadly Gordon was recently returned to the charity’s Ayrshire rescue centre.

The SSPCA now hope a forever family may be out there for Gordon and have launched a new appeal in honour of Scottish Animal Week which runs from September 14 – 20.

Lynda Hourston, assistant manager of the centre, said: “When Gordon first arrived in our care in 2019 he was so nervous and fearful of people, it was heartbreaking.
Gordon fronted the SSPCA Christmas campaign in 2019

“Once Gordon’s leg had been removed he returned to the centre for rehabilitation and care. We worked hard to bring him out of his shell and gradually his confidence grew.

“He was with us for five months before he found a home. We were sad to see him go but delighted he had been given a second chance.

“Gordon had such a compelling story that he fronted our Christmas campaign in 2019. It made it even better that his tale had a happy ending.

“Unfortunately things didn’t work out and he was returned to us last month after a year in his home.

“We would love to find Gordon’s forever home. He is a lovely boy and just needs an owner who will be patient and be able to give him some boundaries.

“Because of his past, he is very nervous when he firsts meets people so it will take a few meetings at the centre for Gordon to begin to come out of his shell.

“He knows our team so well and he adores everyone. This won’t be the dog that someone coming in to the centre will see. But in time, they will.

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“Gordon can’t live in a flat that doesn’t have a lift as going up and down stairs regularly will put pressure on his missing leg. He will also need to be the only pet in the home.

“This beautiful boy just needs his special someone to come along and let him be the adoring pet he wants to be.”

Anyone who can offer Gordon a home should visit the Scottish SPCA’s website and apply online here.