Story

When Vicky Hughes found her beloved dog, Emma, collapsed on the floor, she didn’t think twice about rushing her to the vet. An MRI scan confirmed the six-year-old Dogue de Bordeaux had suffered a prolapsed spinal disc and needed six hours of emergency surgery in order to save her life.

The operation was successful and after nearly a week of aftercare at the vet’s, Emma returned home to Vicky and Sophie, her six-year-old Bulldog, who has missed her sister terribly.

Vicky said, “Emma is the happiest little girl. She loves to play and roll around on the ground, and she runs around like a Whippet. Emma and Sophie are very close and it was very hard for them to be apart when Emma was recovering, but the staff at the vet’s have been amazing.”

Emma had to take it slowly at home but all was well. And then came the shock.

When Vicky called the insurance company to which she pays £24 a month for both girls, she was told the small print said spinal injuries weren’t covered under the policy, despite no claims ever being made for Emma before. Vicky was left with a bill totalling £3,282, including £900 for the MRI and a £1,067 operating fee.

To raise the funds, Vicky has sold many of her possessions including her fridge, freezer, shoes and clothes. Tailwaggers Club Trust has pledged £500 towards the cost of Emma’s bill, and Emma’s family and friends have donated too, meaning she has £1,000 still to raise.

 

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Tailwaggers Club Trust

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The Tailwaggers Club Trust mainly makes grants to help needy people faced with veterinary bills. Occasionally it makes grants to other animal charities to assist in special projects aimed at improving treatment for sick or injured animals.

Donations 110

The article in the Mail was quite shocking, I'm so pleased to find a way to help a little bit towards these expenses.

Donation by Ros on 24/07/13

£50.00

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From one pup mom to another...I am inspired by your selflessness and wanted to contribute to your pup's expenses. Wishing your baby a speedy recovery!

Donation by Anonymous on 22/07/13

$30.00

You are a good person. I am happy that all is fine now and that you can enjoy again good time together with your beloved ones. God bless you!

Donation by on 04/07/13

$100.00

Thank you for loving animals the way our mom does!

Donation by on 04/07/13

$30.00

I feel so bad you had to sell off everything, but I know I would have done the same thing. Hope this helps!

Donation by on 04/07/13

$100.00

You are a wonderful Mom to your dog. I wish you happiness and joy.

Donation by Anonymous on 04/07/13

$10.00

may you and emma have enjoyable years together.

Donation by on 04/07/13

$100.00

I'm so thankful Emma & Vicky have a true Mama who loves them with all of her heart. Simply put, thank you for being you, Beverley. And hugs to your sweet, blessed doggies from Pearl (my doggie) & me.

Donation by on 04/07/13

$200.00

I LOVE hearing stories like this of faithful owners to their ever loving and loyal pets! We would do the same thing for our 3 furry babies, too. Take care!

Donation by on 04/07/13

My boy Thomas had several big medical issues, I prob. spent upwards of 25k on surgeries, chemo etc.. thankfully I had credit cards with room on them. I totally get it. He had a long, happy life.

Donation by Anonymous on 04/07/13

$20.00

All my best mojo being sent to Emma and Sophie.

Donation by on 04/07/13

$20.00

Best wishes to you both

Donation by Anonymous on 04/07/13

$20.00

Wish I had more to give, but any little bit helps I'm sure! Blessings!

Donation by on 04/07/13

$20.00

Donation by Anonymous on 04/07/13

$20.00

Happy to support you, I would do the same any day. It's only money and belongings at the end of the day, but that dog becomes your family and means the world to you. X

Donation by Anonymous on 04/07/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 04/07/13

$100.00

You are a great person. It is great to see other people love dogs like we do.

Donation by on 04/07/13

$100.00

Wishing you and the dog the best in the future!

Donation by on 04/07/13

$20.00

Hope Emma is doing well

Donation by on 04/07/13

$20.00

Pet insurance is a waste of money.

Donation by on 04/07/13

$30.00

Donation by Anonymous on 04/07/13

$20.00

Because Vicki was willing to give up everything for her beloved dog I think she deserves help. God Bless you both!

Donation by Anonymous on 04/07/13

$50.00

Sorry you had to go through all of that to help your dog be well.

Donation by Anonymous on 04/07/13

$100.00

My daughter's a vet and I know how expensive these surgeries can be.

Donation by Anonymous on 04/07/13

$50.00

Donation by Anonymous on 04/07/13

$20.00

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£2,539.76
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£2,539.76
  • Gift Aid£67.50

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