Suzan Mehdyoun, a British expat living in the village of Vasilia (Karsiyaka) in Famagusta, came to the rescue of an injured Husky, which had its front leg torn off by a pit-bull.
Suzan, a resident of Vasilia for the past 8 years, told Turkish Cypriot reporters the story of the dog, which she named Frankie.
She said that one of her neighbours had lost their Husky and asked her if she could give a hand in looking for it.
They started by searching in the surrounding area without any luck.
Then they reached out to people through social media and posters.
News of Husky sightings started coming in but none of them belonged to her neighbour.
“Then one day somebody called from the nearby village of Ayios Andronikos (Yesilkoy) saying that there was a Husky lost in the village,” explained Suzan.
She then went to the site to find a Husky that had been attacked by a pit-bull.
Suzan said that the dog had had his front leg practically torn to pieces with the part of the leg’s bone just hanging from the dog’s body.
“I couldn’t just leave the dog there; this could have been a human. And after all I believed that it was my neighbour’s dog,” said Suzan.
Upon taking the dog to the vet, she found out that the dog did not have an owner and since it was a stray they had to put it to sleep.
Suzan said that she could not accept that and decided to adopt the dog on the spot and cover the cost of the treatment.
She took the dog to an animal hospital in north Nicosia, where “they took good care of him”.
The dog has some kidney problems that needs extra care but she is willing to take care of Frankie.
“Even though they cannot talk we can understand and help them. Let’s not forget that they too have a beating heart”.