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£1,235raised of £7,000 target by 63 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,235 to help our much-loved family pet, Jammi, live her life to the full again!

    Bircotes, United Kingdom
    Funded on Tuesday, 28th November 2017

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    My name is Jimmy, in our family we have me, Cathrine and our daughter Lilly. As long as i can remember we've always had dogs and i'm a huge believer in a family isn't complete without a pet.

    All our dogs have been rescue dogs, Harry was the my first dog away from my parents who was a long haired Dachshund. His personality, the love he had to give and excitement made me fall in love with the breed. We rescued Harry from a puppy farm. Reggie followed on soon after, who we rescued from a lady who used to show him. Reggie is a lovely long haired Dachshund, he had to have an ingrowing hair removed from his forehead which left a scar and the lady couldn't show him no more, loosing interest in him so we welcomed him with open arms. They both made our home complete, January 2015 our first daughter was born Lilly and we choose to get her dachshund she could grown up with. We noticed a lady locally wanting to sell her dog due to allowing her to have puppies to early, leading in complications meaning she had a c-section and spayed (you can see her scar in the picture below). She wasn't able to be used by the lady no longer but that meant we could welcome her to our extended family. Jammi was only 1 1/2 when we took her in our open door. From day one Lilly and Jammi was inseparable. They slept together, played together and ate together.

    Harry passed away in December 2016, due to his age and has left a space in our hearts but Jammi filled this up giving out even more love! Jammi took Reggie under her wing and mothers him like he's her puppy.

    3 Years ago I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and a year ago decided to stop taking medication and learn to cope, deal with the problem and over come it. I find one of the best therapies was actually in my home, Jammi and Reggie offer me the relaxation and seem to ease my pain away with their personalities and love. Stroking their fury belly makes me forget about it.

    Unfortunately on the 28th July 2017 I rushed Jammi in to the vets after we noticed her dragging her back legs and not being he bubbly self. She was given medication and we were told to keep an eye on her as they suspected, at worst, a sprain. As the problem didn't get any better on the 31st July 2017 I was back in the vets getting Jammi X-rayed and checked over. Due to Jammi's complications with pregnancy meaning we couldn't insure her so the check ups and X-rays have been paid for by ourselves, then we were told the worst news possible, Jammi has been diagnosed with IVDD (Intervertebral Disk Disease) and in need of surgery and a lot of aftercare or she will never walk again. Below is Jammi still a bit dazed after her general anesthetic and X-rays (see her little bandage due to her catheter.

    IDVV (Intervertebral Disc Disease) happens to nearly 25% of dachshunds due to their long bodies and short legs. This is when the jelly like discs between the vertebrates deteriorate and harden. This causes pressure on the spinal cord leaving our loved ones with complete paralysis.

    The surgery will remove the hardened material from the spine solving the problem but this is where the aftercare will come in. Jammi will need a huge amount of physical therapy and rehabilitation to get her back to being the happy, bubbly, full of life dog we're used to.

    Our vet estimates these fees to be around £4000-7000 and we just don't have these funds available currently, which breaks my heart, not being able to act now. However anything we raise from here will start the process as we still look at ways to give Jammi the life she deserves. Even now she's smiling.

    Any monies not used or made over the target will be donated to other pet owners with the same problem and hopefully we can help keep other families homes complete.

    For more information about IVDD please visit Dachshund IVDD

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    • James Herrington1 year ago
      James Herrington

      James Herrington

      1 year ago

      this is Jammi looking abit worried. Today we got hold of the referral animal hospital and was asked to take her in straight away. The vet was great offering a lot of advice, easing us and offer answers. As we know more well of course update you guys. Thankyou so so so much for your help. Myself and Cathrine are so overwhelmed♥️♥️

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    • James Herrington1 year ago
      James Herrington

      James Herrington

      1 year ago

      Jammi and Lilly this morning having a little cuddle. Lilly has been great with Jammi making her as comfortable as possible.

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    • James Herrington1 year ago
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      1 year ago

      Lilly try's our Jammis cage new cage. She's pretending to be Jammi as she doesn't want to put our pooch in a cage. It's taken a good few hours to make Lilly realise it's for Jammis health.

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    63

    • Ryan Heslop

      Ryan Heslop

      Nov 11, 2017

      £10.00

    • Jack Wicks

      Jack Wicks

      Aug 17, 2017

      Hope you guys get it all sorted. Big love ❤️

      £30.00

    • susan mccall

      susan mccall

      Aug 6, 2017

      Hope you manage to get the funds you need

      £10.00

    • julie lench

      julie lench

      Aug 5, 2017

      Good luck X

      £20.00

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      Aug 4, 2017

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    • Julie Poulter

      Julie Poulter

      Aug 3, 2017

      I've only been a dog owner for 8mths I can't imagine life with out her. My mum also suffers with the same condition so my respect is huge for you. Keep me posted how it goes J x

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    James Herrington

    James Herrington

    Bircotes, United Kingdom

    Since moving out my parents loved I had the bug for dachshunds and decided to rescue Harry from a puppy farm. The love he returned was out of this world and made me want to do more. Unfortunately not all rescues can be insured because of previous conditions.

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