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£460raised of £1,500 target by 19 supporters

    Weʼve raised £460 to help a very disabled Eagle owl called Boo Boo. She needs long term veterinary treatment to help her to walk, and eventually fly.

    Location
    Looe, United Kingdom
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    Funded on Friday, 15th December 2017

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    Boo Boo was born on the 28th May 2017. We noticed from an early stage that there was something very wrong with her legs and took her straight to the vet. After extensive tests the vet diagnosed a rare growth disorder that had caused both her legs, and feet, to become twisted and distorted.

    The decision was taken to try and encourage her legs to straighten using thickly padded splints. It will be a very long process but is a better option than surgery, which is very risky with no guarantee of success. The splints are helping her to walk and bounce around her specially adapted pen, and she uses her wings to balance herself. Sometimes, when the weather is good enough, she can go out in the garden to play, which she loves. It is too risky to allow her to fly at this stage as her legs, or landing gear, isn't strong enough to support her and she might hurt herself, or worse, on landing. The vet clipped off a few feathers on one wing, which is entirely painless, but just stops her getting lift off!

    She lives in a large stable with a thick bed of straw so she doesn't hurt herself if she topples over, and walls of hay bales, again to keep her safe. She has the odd mishap, but thankfully suffers nothing worse than the odd broken feather, which will grow back when she next moults.She has lots of soft toys which she loves to play with - dragging them around, bouncing on them, and she snuggles up to them when she sleeps. She is very content, and chirps happily when we go up to see her.

    Our initial long term aim is to get her legs strong enough to allow her to be able to fly safely around her pen - but this will be a very long process taking many months.

    She is quite a celebrity now, having appeared on local BBC and ITV programmes, local and national newspapers and she went viral on social media.

    Boo Boo is one of life's fighters, and deserves every chance. Please help us to help her! Every penny raised will go towards her vet fees, and any special modifications or equipment she might need.

    Thank you, from Boo Boo!

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    • Senara Collings2 months ago
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      2 months ago

      We are so very sad to report that our beloved Boo Boo lost her fight on Tuesday 12th December - suddenly and unexpectedly. We are utterly heartbroken. Thank you to everyone who has supported us, and for all your generous donations that enabled us to give her the best chance possible. We take comfort in the fact that we did everything possible for her, and that her short life was full of happiness, love and laughter.

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    • Senara Collings3 months ago
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      3 months ago

      Boo Boo is now on complete rest - doctor's orders! Her pressure sore has worsened again so the vet has had to take radical action with bandaging so thick, she has a leg the size of an elephant's! We must keep her as still and quiet as possible, so she's in a small pen with lots of soft toys to cushion her and offer support. Boo's not entirely happy with the situation, but is coping well and behaving herself. Please keep everything crossed for her as this is a very critical time.

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    19

    • valerie etheridge

      valerie etheridge

      Dec 5, 2017

      Beautiful Boo Boo, get well quickly so that you can fly in the skies and enjoy freedom again.

      £10.00

    • Anu Schneider

      Anu Schneider

      Nov 24, 2017

      All the best Boo Boo :) XXX

      £20.00

    • Marius

      Marius

      Nov 18, 2017

      £30.00

    • Danuta Nightingale

      Danuta Nightingale

      Nov 14, 2017

      Get well soon sweet Boo Boo xx

      £30.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 11, 2017

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 11, 2017

      £100.00

    • Tracey Roscorla

      Tracey Roscorla

      Nov 10, 2017

      Praying for little Boo Boo, she is so beautiful xox

      £10.00

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    Senara Collings

    Senara Collings

    Looe, United Kingdom

    We are a small private registered zoo, entirely self funding. We rescue and re-home when we can, and a lot of the birds and animals are used to provide educational and fun experiences to schools, homes, groups etc.

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