Since last August we have had enormous vets bills, and expensive repairs on our van still to pay, on top of the routine stuff, we have had a dog with a heart tumour; a collie dog with an intestinal tumour; two dogs with major eye problems; one needing to see a specialist, and on a Saturday too; a collie with a set of obscure symptoms leading to an eventual diagnosis of Lupus, and various other less dramatic problems. Which, combined, have broken, the bank.
Then we had Bingo a gorgeous almost 4 year old Boxer x GSD. Bingo is suffering from seizures, which are not following an easy pattern, he ended up having an MRI scan and seeing a neurologist. See. Bingo’s page for more details. His bill at the specialist was £6,400 and at our Vets it was close on £2,000
Now we have Rosie a French Bulldog who has had to have Spinal surgery for a slipped disc last Saturday. She will be coming home tomorrow as long as today goes well. Her bill so far is going to be another £6,700 or thereabouts- its still being booked up. with £190 outstanding at our vets. Rosie will be starting her blog when she retuurns home
We also have had huge bills on Sally , who came in with a severely infected foot, cumulating in an amputation, and an ongoing recovery with some problems with healing. Her bill so far is £1204.80
Lucy who had a large mammary tumour removed & tested£447.83
Then also outstanding at our vets there is a total of £617.98 for a couple of dentals.
We don’t re-home hundreds of dogs like many rescues, that is because we take the harder to home dogs, the old, sick, neglected and abused; dogs that are simply less attractive to adopters, many referred on to us by other organisations as problematic in one way or another. So, we don’t have a fast re-homing rate and steady cash flow coming in; in fact, we rarely cover costs.
This is where you all come in. Please if you can donate to our veterinary fund, especially for Rosie and her pals, they and we will be eternally grateful. If you could all donate just a little, you will collectively be doing so much.
Please donate whatever you can and help us to help Rosie and dogs like her.
There are lots of ways you can help us to keep helping dogs in need. Here are some ideas, but do get in touch if you have any other thoughts.