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£5,092
raised of £5,000 target by 132 supporters

    Weʼve raised £5,092 to Help Get Snoopy a new Hip

    London, United Kingdom
    Funded on Tuesday, 7th June 2016

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    Story

    I met Snoopy four years ago. Unbelievably somebody tied him to a tree and abandoned him. I took him in whilst we worked out what to do with him and he’s stayed with me ever since. Anyone who’s ever met him could see why. He’s a gentle giant, full of character and everyone who meets him is instantly charmed.

    In the last couple of years Snoopy began limping on his hind legs and after X-rays it became apparent that he has a condition called Hip Dysplasia, which affects his right hip. Basically the socket of the joint hasn’t formed properly so the bone rubs causing him great pain.

    At 5 years old Snoopy isn’t an old dog and we’ve attempted to manage his pain with drugs, giving him joint care, anti inflammatory and pain killers everyday but they just don’t seem to be working. He doesn’t put any weight on the sore leg and as a consequence the muscle is starting to waste. The Vet has said that a Total Hip Replacement is now the only way to get him out of constant pain and back to his happy, active self.

    Before his hip flared up Snoopy would come everywhere with me usually towing me there on my skateboard. He’d never seem run out of steam, Swimming, climbing trees and chasing squirrels.

    His insurance covers him up to £1000 per condition but a big chunk of that has already gone on drugs and the Vet is telling us that the Hip Replacement could cost anywhere in excess of £6000! That’s why I’m swallowing my pride and reaching out with this page. I simply can’t afford to fix him.

    Thanks for reading. Please donate if you can, every little bit will help us reach our target. If you can’t and you’d like to help, please share this page and spread the word.

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    • Rob Mathieson6 years ago
      Rob Mathieson

      Rob Mathieson

      6 years ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Snoopy went for his consultation today and unfortunately X-rays revealed he also has cruciate ligament damage in the knee. This will be operated on tomorrow and then it's 3 month recovery before we can look at the hip again. ill keep Everyone updated with his progress.

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    • Rob Mathieson6 years ago
      Rob Mathieson

      Rob Mathieson

      6 years ago

      Thank you so much to everyone that donated or shared Snoopy's page! I can't believe we raised the money. He is booked to go in to the RVC on the 8th of June to discuss his operation, with a small chance of him getting surgery the same day. I will keep everyone updated...

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    6 years ago

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    Page last updated on: 6/1/2016 21.06

    Supporters

    132

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      May 24, 2016

      Great cause. Good luck!

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      May 23, 2016

      £10.00

    • Tristan

      Tristan

      May 23, 2016

      £50.00

    • Kenny White

      Kenny White

      May 20, 2016

      £5.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      May 16, 2016

      £50.00

    • J&J

      J&J

      May 16, 2016

      Hey Rob, nearly there! Hopefully we'll get the little chubster over the line and running fit again sharpish.

      £30.00

    • Richard & Yoshiko

      Richard & Yoshiko

      May 15, 2016

      Good luck with the hip op. Hope your feeling better soon.

      £50.00

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