I'm Raising money for Labrador Retriever Rescue Southern England because they do amazing things
In memory of: Max Blundell
$60.70 raised of $303.51 target
$60.70 raised so far
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This is Max's Story.
On a cold March afternoon in 2007 we went to collect Max from the boarding kennels he had the misfortune at being placed at. Luckily for him it was only an overnight stay as it was not a very nice place to be. As we walked up to the kennel that he was in, he came to life, and bounded out to us as if we had known each other all of our life’s. At a first glance we could see that he was a big lad (He weighed 44kg when he was weighed) and needed to go on an extreme diet and gave little regard for being placed on the lead. This however did not put us off in the slightest and we took him home for what we thought would be many years of love.
The first few months were fine and the extreme diet and fitness regime were going well when we started to notice that he was in pain when he went for his runs around the field. First instincts were that we thought we might be overdoing it a little, so we eased off a bit and the pain seemed to go. When we took him for is annual jabs, we mentioned what had happened to the vet and it was mentioned that he may have some form of hip dysplasia and to just keep an eye on things and to continue with the diet and exercise. (We eventually got him down to a very healthy 32kg)
About a year passed with just the odd twinge but suddenly, he collapsed and was in extreme pain. We took him to another vet for a second opinion and were prescribed strong painkillers, cage rest and an urgent CT scan was booked. Again, everyone was expecting some form of hip dysplasia but it was not to be. Spinal disease was found and we were told that unfortunately it was untreatable as the disease was probably genetic and to take him home and just enjoy the time that we had left with him. No more runs, but gentle walks were the order of the day. We were also told that we would know when the time was right to decide between suffering and quality of life. This date did come on 12/05/2012. The pain had returned with a vengeance and nothing more could have been done for him. He leaves this world pain free and happy at the wonderful life he has had with us.
We just wanted to let the world know what a beautiful dog he was and to try and raise a small amount of money for the charity who gave us such a wonderful opportunity to love a special friend.
MAX - Forever Loved, Never Forgotten.
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Charity Registration No. 1105955
LRRSE is a registered UK charity whose aim is to unite pure bred and first cross Labrador Retrievers with loving new homes. Primarily covering Sussex, Hampshire, Surrey, Middlesex, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Hertfordshire, London and Kent, LRRSE also rehomes dogs from rescue centres in Eire.
In memory of Max x
Donation by Alison Dower on 26/05/12
+ £5.00 Gift Aid
Donation by Jean Henman on 26/05/12
- * Online donations$60.70
- Offline donations$0.00
- Text donations$0.00
- Total raised$60.70
- Gift Aid$7.59
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