Tickenham pupils pamper puppy

Pupils with Gatsby

Pupils with Gatsby - Credit: Supplied

A Tickenham school dog has been nursed back to fitness by caring pupils.

Gatsby, Tickenham Primary School’s mascot, had to have a claw removed after suffering an accident.

But the four-month-old mini dachshund is back to bounding through the countryside with full mobility thanks to the love given to him by the children.

Co-headteacher Tristan Merriam said: “Gatsby is getting so much love and attention from all the pupils.

“He is such a popular school dog so the injury was a real worry.

“Pupils, staff and even his old dog friend Colin have been helping him return to normal.”

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