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£4,194
raised of £4,000 target by 129 supporters

Weʼre raising £4,000 to To pay for Daras Chemotherapy

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Dara is an Irish lurcher that arrived after being feral in Ireland for months. He was very frightened of people and would react by backing into a corner and growling when people came to see him. So after a while it became obvious that he wasn't going to be rehomed so the LSOS kept him. They took out PetPlan £4000 a year cover and that was fine for ages. However then Dara was found crying in pain - he couldn't use his leg. He was taken to the vets and pronounced a broken femur . No evidence of cancer on the x-ray. So Dara went to an orthopaedic and general vet who also x-rayed him and said no evidence of cancer so we went ahead with putting a plate in his leg at the cost of £3500 odd.

After rest, Dara was walking on all 4 legs again and doing well. However then he started to not use the leg and it didn't get better.

Dara needed a CT Scan which thankfully donations coverd the cost of. The CT scan showed that the rest of Dara's body and legs were clear of the cancer in his leg, so the decision was taken to amputate Daras leg. This cost a further £3,735.

Now we need to fund further treatment, including possible chemotherapy.

Please consider donating even just a pound or two it would be appreciated. The Rescue has struggled due to COVID, funds are at an all time low so we really appreciate your help as I am sure will poor darling Dara.

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  • Laurie Harkness21 days ago
    Laurie Harkness

    Laurie Harkness

    21 days ago

    We have reached our goal thanks to your stupendous generosity. Dara has had his first Chemotherapy treatment. So far so good. His appetite isnt as good as it was but we are told that is very common with Chemotherapy. Otherwise he continues to do well. You have all been so kind, not only with your donations but with your words of love and encouragement which have meant so much, especially to me, as I am his Permanent Foster Carer. I am so grateful that your help has enabled Dara to have more time to enjoy lying in the sun this summer. xx

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  • Laurie Harkness25 days ago
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    Laurie Harkness

    25 days ago

    Thank you everyone for your generosity. The referral practice will wait till Dara has had his 4 rounds of Chemotherapy for us to pay them. Which gives us time to raise the funds. Dara had his first Chemo on Friday. So far so good. He is a bit more lethargic than normal and his appetite isnt as good. But he has antisickness medication to take. He has just had is breakfast of chicken breast! Again deep felt thanks from me and from Dara. xxxx

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  • Laurie Harkness1 month ago
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    Laurie Harkness

    1 month ago

    Dara is booked in for his Chemotherapy this Friday. We are still very short of the money needed to pay for his 4 sessions. Please help if you can.

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2 months ago

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Page last updated on: 6/23/2021 11.23

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129

  • Liz Coleman

    Liz Coleman

    Jun 23, 2021

    In memory of Dara. So sorry he didn't have longer x

    £50.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jun 16, 2021

    £50.00

  • Diane Makin

    Diane Makin

    Jun 2, 2021

    In memory of our lurcher Ernie who we lost to cancer in October.

    £10.00

  • Barry & Jo Adams

    Barry & Jo Adams

    Jun 2, 2021

    Best wishes to Dara

    £200.00

  • Trudie Mattock

    Trudie Mattock

    Jun 2, 2021

    £10.00

  • Allyson

    Allyson

    May 31, 2021

    Sending with love

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    May 31, 2021

    £20.00

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