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Weʼre raising £1,000 to Pablo’s medical treatment and relocation

Stafford, UK

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Pablo's medical treatment and relocation

Pablo is a Greek Harehound (Hellenic Hound) who has suffered a life of abandonment, loneliness and possible abuse, found astray dodging traffic on a dual carriageway in the town of Limassol, Cyprus. He was picked up by members of the UK Armed Forces based at RAF Akrotiri, and has been cared for by a small group of servicemen after the local kennel were unable to take him as they had neither the capacity nor the resources. This then left the option of handing Pablo over to the police, but if a home could not be found within 14 days he would be put down. The animal welfare system in this case is simply not the same as it is in the UK. We refused to allow this to happen so I made the decision to take him to the UK and give him a better life there.

Upon being found he was filthy and had a myriad of minor ailments – fleas, worms, ear infections and a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), sediment in his bladder requiring blood tests, sedation, ultrasound tests and a course of antibiotics. He also wasn’t microchipped or vaccinated, so we had no idea who the previous owner was. These €250 bills were selflessly footed by the couple that found him, and as we’ve now become attached to Pablo we all want to see him return to good health. The vet was initially unable to determine his breed, but suggested he was around one year to 18 months old – life is getting a lot better for this handsome chap, and with some training and a lot of affection we’re sure he’ll become a lot happier.

It is apparent that he has a fear of abandonment, as when we tied his leash to our desks in the office and left him alone for a short while, he chewed through his lead to escape, but still never ran away. We hope that in time his fear will be alleviated.

As it stands, Pablo is still undergoing medical treatment in Cyprus and I am due to return to the UK mid-November 2018, meaning he is being cared for by my current colleagues until he is healthy and legally able to fly. During the daytime he comes to work with us, and in evenings my colleagues take turns keeping him at home. From what we’ve seen so far, he is quite timid (possibly because of past abuse) and is very affectionate – overall, he is very well behaved and has a great personality! We are hoping in time he will open to us when he realises this affection we have for him is real and permanent.

We have been given an estimate of €650 for the transport fees for Pablo, and I hope to compensate the couple that have already paid €250 for veterinary bills. There is also the possibility of unexpected expenses such as further medical treatment and legal fees for flying. We hope to raise £1,000 for Pablo, and as such we must ask our generous dog-loving public: please help us give Pablo the life he so deserves.

Thank you for your time.


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    9 days ago

    10/11/2018 After just a week of structure, routine and medicine, Pablo has certainly perked up a bit! He’s well socialised and enjoys playing with other dogs, and now has a taste for pigs ears! It’s fair to say he’s learning to enjoy the finer things in life, but we have a ways to go before he knows what a tennis ball is for! He’ll be going for his next checkup at the vet on 14 Nov and if all is well we can start getting him flight ready! A huge thanks to everyone who has donated so far, please keep it coming! Cheers!

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  • Monika


    Nov 13, 2018


  • Paul Cole

    Paul Cole

    Nov 11, 2018

    Good luck!


  • Katy O'Connor

    Katy O'Connor

    Nov 11, 2018

    Get well soon XX

  • Leah Moxon

    Leah Moxon

    Nov 11, 2018

    Well done to everyone involved. I hope Pablo enjoys his new life in the UK 🐶💗


  • Nikoletta Hancock

    Nikoletta Hancock

    Nov 10, 2018

    Hey Adam . I know it’s not huge amount but every little hope it helps :)


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    Nov 10, 2018


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    Nov 10, 2018


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Adam Hollick

Adam Hollick

Stafford, UK

About me: Currently in the RAF, love dogs, always had them. Trying to adopt an abandoned dog from Cyprus, please read below :)

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