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£1,228
raised of £3,000 target by 75 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,228 to help pay for vet fees for our 10 month old lurcher pup who shattered his femur in an accident. Our insurance and savings will fall short .

    Cornwall
    Funded on Saturday, 20th August 2022

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    Our 10 month old lurcher pup was having a great time running around at full speed chasing imaginary rabbits when he misjudged a stone block , collided with it and was thrown up in the air and landed hard on the floor. He was crying , almost screaming in agony . Worst moment of my life as I tried to calm him and help him.
    We took him to the vet immediately who gave him pain relief and x-rayed him. He had shattered his right rear femur into 3 pieces and a smaller piece had chipped off. They decided he needed an orthopaedic veterinary surgeon which we found 25 miles away and moved him there immediately. As I write he is having his leg reconstructed .
    I was a little shaken when I got the estimated costs of surgery but it was a no option decision for me . Whilst we have pet insurance , it is nowhere near enough to cover the costs and the £1000 in savings that dobby had doesn't go much further .
    We are going to forego the replacement car that was planned for the summer and the balance is going on my credit card and we worry about that later . Dobbys wellbeing comes A1 first, not just because he's our little man but also a young , healthy and happy pup.
    If we can get a few thousand people to give just 50p , it would help us enormously . Please share our message to anyone who may be interested in our cause. Thank you 😊

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    • Darren king4 months ago
      Darren king

      Darren king

      4 months ago

      Thankyou to everyone for your help , helping us return Dobbys life to something near normal. He is 4 weeks in from his amputation and has the joy of life back as he runs around and even had his first swim with 3 legs . It will still be a few months til his back leg is strong enough to walk miles again but bit by bit we are getting there . The total cost was just short of £10k , £2k came from insurance and the money raised here paid for the amputation .

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    • Darren king5 months ago
      Darren king

      Darren king

      5 months ago

      3 weeks after the amputation and he's doing great. The occasional wobble but most balanced when running which is restricted so the muscle in his leg has time to build

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    • Darren king5 months ago
      Darren king

      Darren king

      5 months ago

      Well we never expected this ! After 2 failed ops and subsequently having his leg amputated , at last , Dobby is on the up. He's learnt to walk without stumbling every step , mastered short sets of steps and can happily jump on and off my bed again. After 9 weeks of being caged he's just happy to be back around us. Walks are still very short whilst the muscle develops in his good back leg but at last we seem to be making progress. Thankyou everyone who helped us get here. When our vet bills are paid we want to contribute back to crowdfunding

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    75

    • Cristina

      Cristina

      Jun 29, 2022

      I hope you can get as much as possible 🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞 Good luck 🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀

      £30.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 13, 2022

      £20.00

    • Celena

      Celena

      Jun 13, 2022

      Wishing all the best x

    • Carol

      Carol

      Jun 13, 2022

      Know exactly how you feel. We had the same with our lurcher pup when he was just 4 months old. You would not believe it looking at him now. All the best.

      £40.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 13, 2022

      £5.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 13, 2022

    • Lucy

      Lucy

      Jun 13, 2022

      Sending love to you all, especially Dobby. x

      £20.00

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