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Cumbrian dog first in Europe with three prosthetic legs

This is the picture which inspired Vanessa to re-home Glory from Romania to Cumbria Credit: Vanessa Bamkin

Glory's learning to walk and run on her new prosthetic limbs a year after being adopted by a Cumbrian family.

When Vanessa Bamkin from Brampton saw a photo of Glory on Facebook she decided to take action.

Glory has now been fitted with three prosthetic legs and is the picture of health Credit: ITV News Border

Glory was a street dog in Romania who had three paws amputated and could hardly walk.

Vanessa arranged for her to be moved to Cumbria before raising more than £3,000 to pay for three new prosthetic limbs.

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'Cumbria is a low risk area for bovine TB'

A spokesman for the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA) - the department of DEFRA that deals with cases linked to bovine TB - told ITV Border what is being done surrounding the current outbreak.

“Cumbria is a low risk area for bovine TB. Each year there are a small number of bovine TB incidents in the county, typically due to infection being inadvertently carried in cattle bought from herds in a high risk area. AHVLA has also found no evidence of TB infection in local wildlife.

“Bovine TB can have a devastating effect on farm businesses, which is why there are strict measures to control it. In low risk areas such as Cumbria, herds within a three kilometre radius of a TB incident are placed on more regular testing to reduce the risk of infection.”

– AHVLA spokesman
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