Everyone’s favourite police dog Stella the Staffie has successful stem cell treatment and will return to work – Gloucestershire Live

Award-winning police dog Stella the staffie has undergone successful stem cell treatment on a shoulder injury to allow her to return to work.

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier, public service animal of the year at the 2015 Animal Hero Awards, damaged her shoulder while doing a demonstration at St James School in Tredworth, Gloucester.

The dog had successful stem cell treatment on Wednesday, December 19, at Vale Vets, in Dursley, and is currently recovering after the operation.

Stellas handler, PC Claire Todd, said: The surgery went really well and Stella is now back to her normal self.

The hardest thing now is trying to keep her quiet. She isnt allowed to exercise for two days, and after that can only go on ten minute long walks each day but she wants to do everything straight away.

Vet Rachel Mowbray, who is the veterinary surgeon for the British agility dog team, carried out the stem cell treatment. Gloucestershire Constabulary helped to pay for the treatment and will welcome Stella back to the drug squad in due course.

PC Todd added: It is amazing to have Stella back to normal and after six weeks she will be able to do everything she used to be able to do, and re-join the force.

I would like to thank Gloucestershire police for the support they have given to Stella and myself.

They have been fully supportive throughout and we are both very grateful.

Stella will undergo laser treatment on Monday, December 23, to assist the recovery process and will need to wear dog goggles as part of the procedure.

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