Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.
Cornish Dog 'Cured' By Acupuncture
8:01am 15th December 2013
A Cornish dog who was so badly abused she was suffering from depression is all but cured by acupuncture.
Amber suffered severe wounds, sores, weeping eyes and damage to her auto-immune system.
The mastiff cross was given the treatment after being taken in by Bissoe charity K9 Crusaders.
Volunteer Sue Smith told Pirate FM she responded to vets immediately: "One needle was put in, literally that dog dropped to the floor like a stone and we were stunned! Absolutely stunned. It was a total shock. She's had several treatments now and she's gone from strength to strength.
"Her skin is healed, the fur has regrown and an unexpected bonus was a lifting of the depression and the fact that at six years old and bearing in mind she's a giant breed mix, she's now like a puppy."
Share This StoryTweet
WATCH: Norovirus Outbreak Hits Falmouth Party-Goers
Cornwall News: The rugby club is closed while investigations take place
EU members will play 'hardball' with 'British dosh', MPs are warned
National News: European leaders will play "hardball" and demand "British dosh" in return for a free trade deal from the start of Brexit negotiations, the former UK ambassador to the EU has warned.
Chris Brown given restraining order over 'threat to kill' ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran
Showbiz News: Chris Brown has been ordered to stay away from his model ex-girlfriend following claims he punched her in the stomach and threatened to kill her.
Marine Le Pen aides questioned in probe over alleged fake EU jobs
World News: French police have questioned Marine Le Pen's bodyguard and chief of staff in connection with a probe into alleged misuse of European Union funds.
British Cycling 'may have crossed ethical lines' - UK Sport Chairman
Sports News: British Cycling may have crossed ethical lines in its treatment of athletes in the past, according to the chairman of UK Sport Rod Carr.
Men and women 'need different things' to keep friendships alive
Strange News: Your ability to keep long-distance friendships alive may depend on your gender, according to a new study.