Owners’ delight as Kai comes home

Kai has been reunited with owner Michelle Mackie
Kai has been reunited with owner Michelle Mackie

The owners of a four-month-old puppy that was allegedly thrown over a 6ft wall in Peterhead have spoken of their delight as the wee pup was allowed to come home.

Yorkshire Terrier puppy Kai was seriously injured in the alleged attack on Sunday, March 15.

The young dog was taken down to Glasgow’s Animal Hosptial for treatment as veterinary clinics in the area did not have the facilities to help with his extensive injuries.

Vets revealed that Kai had suffered a fractured skull and told his owners that he may have had neurological damage as he struggled to move his back legs.

However just three weeks after the incident, little Kai is back on his feet and has responded well to treatment, so was allowed to return to Peterhead on Thursday, April 2.

Speaking to the Buchanie, his owner Michelle Mackie said: “We’re so happy to have him home.

“We got him home last night but we don’t know if he will make a full recovery or not.”

When asked if Kai was happy to be home, Michelle said: “He seems glad to be back but he is a few steps back in terms of behaviour.

“We will have to start up his toilet training and road awareness again.”

While Kai was in Glasgow, Michelle set up an online fundraising page for kind-hearted members of the public to help with the cost of his treatment as it was over and above the amount covered by Kai’s pet insurance.

As the Buchanie went to print, a total of just under £1,500 was raised in 19 days.

Michelle had said the response from locals had been “amazing” and the overwhelming support they received following the incident had helped to lift the family’s spirits.

Police had charged a man with Kai’s assault on the day of the incident and he was due to appear in court shortly afterwards but was released following a review of the case.

The Crown Office has since said that the case is under consideration by the procurator fiscal.