Janja’s enormous spirit made Vanda decide she should be given a second chance at life, as she had fought so hard to survive her ordeal.
The pooch was given laser acupuncture and a wheelchair for her back legs so that she could continue to move freely.
Despite Vanda’s best efforts, the dog quickly became increasingly difficult for her to look after alone, so she sought out the help of a group of foster carers.
Ms Leeson said: “Life is good for her, but Julia and Glen are struggling, much as they love her dearly.
“They so want to commit their lives to care for Janja but it is exhausting and they need help.
“Although no one ever wanted this, she is used to being in different foster homes back in Croatia and took it all in her stride.
“Janja is a dear sweet girl who has had the worst start in life ever and has come through everything life has thrown at her still full of joy and happiness. She loves other dogs, children and everyone she meets.
“We are looking for another ‘animal angel’ somewhere out there who can devote part of their lives to such a deserving and fun-loving, adorable dog who, despite her broken body, never gets her down and who loves life so much.”
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