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£1,115raised of £500 target by 38 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,115 to Help pay for treatment for GSDR boy Henry, who at 2 years old has severe hip and elbow dysplasia.

    Funded on Thursday, 5th October 2017

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    My name is Henry and this is my story. It's a sad one so get a tissue, but hopefully with your help it will have a happy ending.

    I am 2 years old. I am a German Shepherd Dog. I love my life now but it wasn't always like this.

    I was born with a problem called dysplasia. This makes my hips and elbows hurt a bit and they don't work properly like most other dogs. As a little puppy boy I went to live with a family and we were happy. They loved me and I loved them too. Then they found out about the dysplasia problem and didn't want me anymore. My family put me up for adoption through a rescue and the people there tried to find me a home.

    My family were fed up of waiting for another special family to adopt me. They wanted me to go but we still had to wait. They didn't want to so they asked a vet to put me to sleep. They weren't the vets that had been helping me with my dysplasia but new ones. I don't think my family wanted my vet to know what was going on. They told the new vet that I had nipped a child and they wanted me to go to sleep. The new vet was not happy with this and wanted to see if I could find another home. They contacted German Shepherd Dog Rescue.

    The people from GSDR took me under their wing and to a safe place where no one could hurt me. I was very very scared. Whenever anyone came near me I showed them my big teeth and made lots of noise. I didn't scare them though and they stuck with me. They were kind and helped me understand that I didn't need to be afraid. Soon we were out playing. I loved it running around playing tig. I made the kind people laugh. One brought children and I loved them. I cried to go and see them. I'm not a bad boy. I didn't bite a child. My family made it up so I could be put to sleep out of their way.

    Not long since the GSDR ladies who helped me found out that my family had lied. They found out I had this dysplasia problem and I wasn't having treatment for it. They were very upset and sad for me. They have been in touch with the old vet and found out all about it. My family didn't tell them. I think it's because they were too ashamed of what they were trying to do to me when the new vet stopped them.

    I have a lovely warm home now. I am loved by them as well as the rescue people. I am so lucky. But I am only 2 and I am going lame. I need treatment urgently while it may still help. I want to be able to walk in the woods with my new family. I never used to go out before and there's a whole world out there for a boy like me to explore.

    The rescue people are going to help me. One of them is running a long way to get some money for me. She's going to wear a tshirt with my picture on it. How great is that! Please give a little bit of money for my treatment if you can spare it. It will all go to me and making me better so I can walk in the woods for lots of years. Lots of people love me now and they want me to have a happy life. I'm lucky enough to have a second chance. Please help me.

    Lots of love and licks, Henry xxx



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      • Gillian Marsden

        Gillian Marsden

        Sep 10, 2017

        Well done Alison


      • Hazel Speck

        Hazel Speck

        Sep 10, 2017

        Good luck alison great cause. Xxx


      • Joanne Paterson

        Joanne Paterson

        Sep 10, 2017

        You are an inspiration to everyone xx


      • Heather Millar

        Heather Millar

        Sep 10, 2017

        Enjoy the run, it will be tough but I know you can do it! Well done for smashing your fundraising target. Best wishes for a great run today, from me and my husband!! xxx


      • Sonya & Dean

        Sonya & Dean

        Sep 10, 2017

        Run like a German Shepherd.


      • Anonymous


        Sep 10, 2017

        Go girl 🍀🍀🍀


      • P Knight

        P Knight

        Sep 10, 2017

        I don't know you but I do know that Henry deserves a chance to be happy so I'll cover your request. I'm inspired to do this by your efforts and those of Jannie Kerr and. Joan Holcroft good luck?


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