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£4,675raised of £5,000 target by 258 supporters

    Weʼve raised £4,675 to help fund an operation for Effie the puppy

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    Funded on Saturday, 23rd September 2017

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    This is Effie. She is a 7 month old border terrier bitch whom we bought in February. She is a wonderful dog. She likes nothing more than playing with her toys in the garden and running around with her friends. She is extremely friendly and wants to speak to everyone.

    Not long after bringing Effie home we realised she was leaking urine frequently. With consultation with our vet they became concerned she may have an Ectopic Ureter. This is a medical condition where the ureter, rather than terminating at the urinary bladder, terminates at a different site. In females this is usually the urethra or vagina. It would take an expensive scan due to her size and an expensive operation to fix. Having insurance, we were not concerned about this and believed the cost would be covered. Unfortunately this is not the case. Our insurance believed this to be a pre-existing condition and therefore not covered. When we spoke to the breeder we bought Effie from we were informed that when Effie got checked over by the vet the day before we took her home, the vet had noted she had a red vulva but believed this was due to the other puppies sucking on her. The breeder did not inform us of this at the time which meant that our insurance would be invalid. We were absolutely devastated with this news. We’ve been in a battle with the insurance company over this and even went to the Financial Ombudsman but have come up against a brick wall.

    We love Effie and now could never give her up, but with our first baby coming in October we do not think we can continue to let Effie leak urine around the house. Currently Effie needs to be washed several times a day and we need to ensure she has a towel underneath her when sleeping. We also have nappies she can wear. We can't currently afford the £5000 bill we’ve been quoted to fix her and are not sure what other options we have. So we’ve decided to ask for some help. If anyone is able to help us fix Effie by donating a little bit of money if you can afford to do so we will be forever grateful to you.

    Thank you.

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    • Julie Keenlyside4 months ago
      Julie Keenlyside

      Julie Keenlyside

      4 months ago

      We wanted to let everyone know how Effie is getting on. Since her operation she is fully fixed. No more leaking. She's loving life being able to snuggle up on the coach and being dry. We'd like to say a huge thank you to you all for making this possible and donating to fix our little pup. We will forever be grateful to you. Thank you so much.

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    • Julie Keenlyside5 months ago
      Julie Keenlyside

      Julie Keenlyside

      5 months ago

      That's effie home. Feeling a bit sorry for herself. 2 weeks with the cone until she gets her stitches out but hopefully she'll be all fixed.

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    • Julie Keenlyside5 months ago
      Julie Keenlyside

      Julie Keenlyside

      5 months ago

      So the op went well. The surgeon was really happy with how it went. He said he's done this op on a few different dogs lately and they've all been successful so fingers crossed. He said it'll be a few weeks till we know for sure. Effies being kept in overnight so hopefully get her home tomorrow.

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    • Carol McCabe

      Carol McCabe

      Sep 22, 2017

      Hope all goes well ❤️

      £10.00

    • Bev Nuttall

      Bev Nuttall

      Sep 17, 2017

      Good luck Effie get well soon love me and Scruff x

      £10.00

    • Amy Wood

      Amy Wood

      Sep 14, 2017

      I have a border myself and love him to bits. Hope your dog gets sorted and I'll share for further donations

      £5.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 14, 2017

      £5.00

    • Julie Cully

      Julie Cully

      Sep 13, 2017

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Aug 31, 2017

      £30.00

    • R Smith

      R Smith

      Aug 29, 2017

      Go Effie almost there!

      £10.00

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