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Gables Dogs and Cats Home

Can you help put the spring back into neglected spaniels Dolly & Droopy?

Dolly and Droopy, two elderly spaniels, are in desperate need of multiple medical procedures to ensure the rest of their lives are pain free.
raised of £5,000 target
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Closed on 08/10/2022
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We have taken in two elderly Springer Spaniels with multiple severe medical issues. The two dogs, Dolly and Droopy, need urgent treatment to drastically improve their quality of life and ensure they are more comfortable and pain-free in their twilight years.

Dolly needs urgent surgery to remove a life threatening and very uncomfortable perineal tumour. This large tumour is causing pain when she sits and is restricting her bowel movements. She also has a very large mammary tumour that will need removing, with further investigations required to determine if it has spread to her lungs. This poor girl also has severely decayed teeth and suffers from entropian in both of her eyes; this is a painful condition where the eyelids turn inwards, causing the eyelashes to rub and damage the eyes. She desperately needs surgery to correct all of these medical problems to help relieve her suffering.

12 year old Droopy is also in critical need of a dental procedure, which will include several extractions, as he has some of the most diseased teeth we have ever seen. He also appears to have well-developed cataracts which will need further medical attention. In addition to these urgent operations they will also both be neutered, reducing the risk of future complications. They will also be fully vaccinated and treated for fleas and worms.

Deputy Manager Ruth Rickard said: We knew we had to help this wonderful pair as we believe they deserve the best chance at a happy retirement. Considering their age and incredibly poor health, they are absolutely full of life and are two of the sweetest dogs weve ever had in our care. After watching the two together and seeing the fantastic bond they have with each other we knew it would be unfair to separate them, so they will search for their forever home together when they have recovered. We are hoping our amazing supporters can help us again and are grateful for any support we receive, but no matter the cost we will be there for these dogs.

When Dolly and Droopy first arrived we were shocked at the condition the pair were in but we are confident that they will go on to live the rest of their lives pain free. It is estimated it will cost an additional £5,000 for the life-saving surgeries, expert veterinary treatment and vital aftercare they will need. If we are lucky enough to raise more money than is needed it will go towards helping the other animals in our care.

We do not receive any government funding and we have felt the financial strain from the Coronavirus pandemic, but we are determined to help Dolly and Droopy.

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Gables Dogs and Cats Home

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RCN 1127194
Gables Dogs and Cats Home is a non-euthanasia rescue and rehoming centre that has been caring for the regions unwanted and abandoned dogs and cats since 1907. We totally rely on public support and donations as we receive no Government or other funding.

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