Pound Helpers: Hound from the Pound
Date Posted: 8th September 2018
PTS / Overdue Date: saved
Status: SAFE BUT NEEDS FUNDS
Information from pound pullers:
Before I was half way to my babysitting weekend in Cambridge I received a call about a whippety lurcher pound boy with a broken leg in two places. Local authority could only fund as much as put to sleep in vet care so I agreed for HftP to take him on to save his life.
The initial costs looked to be in the region of £800 but after our vets had a more detailed look at the x-rays and examined leg the best treatment to save it will be in the region of £1800.
I am relieved to say Lisa of Greyhound Gap who has masses of experience with sighthounds with severe orthopedic emergencies has agreed to take him on from us on Monday when I will drive him to their specialist vet in Cheshire with the intention of further xrays and his surgery.
I cannot express my gratitude to Greyhound Gap for this support or to Sutterton Veterinary Hospital for his care thus far.
Meet ‘Dash’ as Lisa has ironically called him…
*on average, it costs £150-£200 to pay the rescue costs (neutering, vaccination, chipping, worming, flea treatment) for every dog rescued from the pound, and more if they need to be transported and moved into EB before they find a rescue space. Please note that funds alone do not guarantee a dog’s safety, as there are many other factors to take into account such as availability of emergency boarding, rescue kennels, transport and rescue space. They do, however, provide a huge help to the dogs and their helpers in paying for their vital and expensive rescue costs.
Link to profile: Dash’s Facebook Post
Donation Tally: 13th September 2018: Dash has received the following donations to help with his vital rescue costs: £50(AC) / £5(MH) / £10(ST) / £20(EG) / £20(LM) = £105. Thank you to his kind donors.