Pound Helpers: Hound from the Pound
Date Posted: 9th May 2019
PTS / Overdue Date: RIP
Information from pound pullers:
UPDATE 28TH MAY 2019
We have a very sad update on Indie our elderly Staffie girl.
Although Indie settled easily into her foster home and was recovering well from her operation, she had to be rushed to the vets by her foster over the BH weekend. It was found she had chronic heart failure and nothing could be done to save her. She died yesterday with Willie her foster beside her
This is totally tragic as we had so hoped that Indie would have time to enjoy the one to one attention and lots of love and adventures in her new home and eventually at the sanctuary.
The decision to operate to remove the big lump on her leg was for comfort and the mammary masses were removed with the intention of prolonging her life. The heart bloods results last week showed a marked change in the heart but not enough for immediate alarm or meds. It does seem there was a lot more going on than any of us knew. The only consolation is that Indie passed with folk around her instead of being alone in a pound kennels. RIP sweet girly😪
Thank you to everyone who helped this girl along the way, with your kindness – from the dog warden, to kennel staff, the vets, transporters, Alexis Fleming of The Maggie Fleming Animal Hospice and finally her foster Willie.
URGENT CASE – FOSTER HOME REQUIRED FOR ELDERLY STAFFIE – SKDC/NKDC area,
brought into vets, after found straying, has a lump on back leg. Temperament unknown but hope to update asap. We will vet treat. Can anyone help?
UPDATE: from what vets have observed, this girl is not other dog friendly. Thought to have been dumped at vets by owner due to coming in with matching lead and collar.
UPDATE THURSDAY 9th May: It may be the case this girl needs a home to give palliative care and keep her comfortable. She is covered in lumps and growths (will be looked over by a vet) but with her age it may not be fair to put her through so much. For now she isn’t in pain it seems so we will see how she goes and keep everyone up to date.
UPDATE 21ST MAY 2019: PALLIATIVE CARE SECURED; FUNDS NEEDED TO HELP WITH TREATMENT COSTS
*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: Indie’s Facebook Post
Donation Tally: 21st May 2019: Indie has received any the following donations to help with her vital rescue costs: £25(MZ) / £50(MM) / £25(P2H) / £10(RM) / £20(AMcH) = £130. Thank you to her kind donors.