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£270raised of £2,000 target by 14 supporters

    Weʼve raised £270 to pay for Hank's diabetic medicines and an operation to control Hank's acromegaly. Please consider donating a little to help.Read his story...

    Ashford, United Kingdom
    Funded on Monday, 9th October 2017

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    Story

    Ideally Hank needs a Hypophysectomy operation to remove his pituitary gland and benign tumour so cure his acromegaly.
    You can read about the Hypophysectomy here:- http://www.rvc.ac.uk/small-animal-referrals/advanced-techniques-and-specialist-procedures/hypophysectomy

    Meanwhile he started Pasireotide injections on 20/6/17 to reduce the effects of growth hormone that is causing his uncontrolled diabetes. Its early days but so far so good..

    Hank lived alone in the woods most of his life. His black fur had grown thick and matted to help protect him from cold snowy winters. Harvest mites lived on his skin and when he hurt himself he just got by.

    Hank fed himself by hunting mice, squirrels and pheasant. He used to watch two beautiful house cats being cared for by a kindly old lady until those cats died of old age. The old lady would feed the birds and sometimes Hank would eat the birdseed.

    On 13/9/16 Hank realised he was seriously ill and instead of curling up to die, he crawled to the old lady for help.

    The old lady dashed Hank to the RSPCA vet where they found he was blocked up with the bones he’d been eating. He had diabetes and acromegaly. All of which meant he would have died. But Hank and the RSPCA fought for his life. The vet named him Hank and it appears he’s about 10 years old.

    Hank has been adopted by the old lady in the woods so he is able to live outside during the day because that’s what he is so used to and enjoys. Hank’s acromegalic legs are stiff with arthritis so he sleeps indoors at night. Hank quickly learnt the rules of living in a house. He was shocked to hear a TV and can’t get used to a soft bed. He prefers to sleep on the stone floor. He loves cuddles and jumps up like a gentleman every time the old lady moves. Mind you, that’s probably him hoping for food as the acromegaly condition makes him hungry all the time.

    Hank used to hide from humans but he is so patient and affectionate with his carers, we want to help him.

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    • Hank Wood1 year ago
      Hank Wood

      Hank Wood

      1 year ago
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    • Hank Wood1 year ago
      Hank Wood

      Hank Wood

      1 year ago

      Please visit Hank's Facebook page "Hank Wood" any time you want to see how he's doing.

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    • Hank Wood1 year ago
      Hank Wood

      Hank Wood

      1 year ago

      This Crowd Funding page expires on 8/10/17. We clearly are not going to afford for Hank to have the Hypophysectomy operation. But he's doing very well on the Pasireotide monthly injections. So I plan to let this page expire and all £270 (less the site 5% fee) will go towards paying for the Pasireotide injections. If we get stuck again then I'll do another appeal as Hank will need these injections for the rest of his life. They are literally life saving.Thank you to everyone who has donated. Your support has made such a difference to Hank.

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    Page last updated on: 10/8/2017 11:29 AM

    Supporters

    14

    • Cinque Ports Vets

      Cinque Ports Vets

      Aug 25, 2017

      Hi Hank a little donation from some fund raising we have collected at some recent events for you. From everyone at Cinque Ports Vets

      £30.00

    • Rebecca Thomas

      Rebecca Thomas

      Aug 6, 2017

      You're doing so well, so here's to continued improvement, and many more hunting days in the woods x

      £10.00

    • Erica Kingsnorth

      Erica Kingsnorth

      Aug 6, 2017

      Good luck with your treatment Hank x

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 11, 2017

      Hope you get well soon little man

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 10, 2017

      Best of luck! I highly recommend joining the Feline Acromegaly group on Facebook. I'm a member there. My lovely black Norton had acromegaly but passed away due to cancer in 2008.

      £10.00

    • Bianca

      Bianca

      Jul 10, 2017

      Hope you get the operation

      £20.00

    • Rebecca Thomas

      Rebecca Thomas

      Jul 10, 2017

      Big hugs ❤️

      £10.00

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    Hank Wood

    Hank Wood

    Ashford, United Kingdom

    I'm the old lady where Hank now lives. I've not used a fundraising app before so please excuse anything I've done wrong. I want to do my best for Hank. Hank has his own Facebook Page where you can learn more about him called Hank Wood - lives in the woods.

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