Weʼve raised £0 to Winnie has only ever known pain, but that has never affected her lovely gentle nature. She needs surgery for luxating patellas in 2 legs
- Closed on Wednesday, 24th October 2018
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Winnie came to us as a rescue when she was 12 months old. She was weak with muscle wastage due to being kept in a crate with no exercise, we worked hard to get her well and strong, but not long after we almost lost her to an infection, we used all our savings and took out loans to pay for treatment which inclused Mri scans and we are still paying them back now. Once we got her back to health it became apparent that she had luxating patellas in both back legs, which is a genetic condition due to irrisponsible breeding meaning her knee caps are not where they are supposed to be. At the time the condition hasn't been severe enough to warrant treatment, so we plodded on for a couple of years until last week when she suddenly went off her legs. She is only 5 years old. After investigations and xrays we were told that she needs an operation on both legs to give her any quality if life. Her insurance won't pay out because luxating patellas were a pre-existing condition before we take out the policy and we are cleaned out from her last lot of vets bills. Please help us to give winnie a quality of life. All she has ever known is pain but it has never affected her lovely nature, she is part of our family and we are frantically trying to get the money together for her op as the alternative is not an option.
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