Sully may look like a bright and happy puppy but Amanda Cox knows he could drop dead at any moment.
But however long he lives, he is in good hands because Amanda, from Risby, has fostered 223 dogs for UK German Shepherd Rescue.
Amanda said: “He was bought from a dealer and the family said their son became allergic to him overnight.
“The breeder wouldn’t take him back. We don’t really know if he was a breeder because he couldn’t show them the parents.”
Sully went to UKGSR and they discovered he has a heart murmur. “He’s gravely ill,” Amanda said. “Literally one day he’ll just drop.”
UKGSR pays vets bills, but fosterers pay for everything else, though Pets at Home in Bury St Edmunds gave a bag of food on hearing his story.
Amanda admits a lot of fosterers end up keeping one, but she said: “If I keep them I can’t foster another.
“Most aren’t socialised so you’re seeing how they are with other dogs and children. It’s sad to see the state some are in when they arrive.”
Visit www.ukgermanshepherdrescue.co.uk to adopt or donate.