£380raised of £3,500 target by 22 supporters

Weʼre raising £3,500 to Gru has now spent 3 weeks in the ICU @ AHT after contracting leptospirosis. We desperately need to raise funds to continue her treatment.

Lincolnshire UK
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8 month old Basset Hound Puppy Gru was rushed to the intensive care unit at The Animal Health Trust Newmarket with Liver & Kidney Failure, after contracting Leptospirosis & it was later discovered an Intussusception in the intestine, they didn't hold out much hope that she'd survive. Gru battled through a major Op for the intussusception and thanks to the dedication of the staff in the ICU and against all the odds made a great recovery from both the surgery & the Leptospirosis, only then to be struck down with a nasty urinary track infection. After 3 long weeks in the ICU Gru was finally allowed home, although still not fully recovered & still having to be tube fed, plus on a heap of pills & potions for the next month until her next check up.
We do not normally ask for help or hand outs, it's not our style, we'd rather find a way or sell something, but we have used every penny of our savings (£6,500) on her treatment so far, the bill is now over £10,000 and as Gru's care is still ongoing the bill is still rising. We have nothing left in the bank or to sell and are at our wits end, especially now, with Simon being signed off of work for the next 6 weeks after breaking his arm in a car crash.
We have helped & advised many with their Basset Related Problems, helped financially, physically & emotionally, taken in unwanted hounds for a variety of reasons & at our own expense, never judging why, helped other breeders to get established when no-one else would, watching from the sidelines as their show careers flourished. We have done all these things out of the kindness of our hearts, and for the the welfare of the breed, expecting & wanting nothing in return, we would help anyone who truly needed it without a thought for ourselves or any hardships it might put on us. But now we ourselves desperately need your help and hope that you will show us the same kindness to help us & Gru in our hour of need.

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  • Joanne Town

    Joanne Town

    2 days ago

    Joanne Town

    Gru continues to make good progress, her whole demeanour changed the minute she came through the door, her eyes brightened and her tail started to wag. We have dispensed with the feeding tube, it was more of a hindrance than a help, and Gru is happy to tuck into her food from her bowl. The scar from the Intussusception operation is healing very well & we are chuffed to bits with how things are going. Gru's adorable, heart stealing cheeky personality has never waned despite all she's been through & we thank the AHT for giving us our old Gru back

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  • Joanne Town

    Joanne Town

    6 days ago

    Joanne Town

    Yay..... Gru has been allowed home.. SOOOOOOOOOO Happy that she's finally on the right side of the road to recovery. Gru still has to take a daily cocktail of pills for at least another 30 days, when she'll then go back to the AHT for a day of Blood tests, sample & culture gathering.

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  • Joanne Town

    Joanne Town

    9 days ago

    Joanne Town

    Off to see Gru today, hoping that a visit from Grandma & Grandpa, plus a lovely joint of Roasted Beef might cheer her up & tempt her to eat. Simon on the other hand isn't too happy, he thought the Beef was for our dinner! Bless him, you'd have have thought by now he'd know the dogs needs come first. Anyway what's wrong with Beans On Toast! lol

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  • Simon Town

    Simon Town

    Nov 30, 2016

    Well done Gru. Keep fighting


  • Lee Foster

    Lee Foster

    Nov 27, 2016

    Come on Gru, you'll pull through!


  • Sherrie Moreland

    Sherrie Moreland

    Nov 25, 2016

    Sorry it's not much, but with love from a doughnut user to a doughnut dealer x


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Joanne Town

Joanne Town

Lincolnshire UK

We care deeply for our dogs, love the Minions & daft Sci-Fi Movies.

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