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Closed 25/06/2018

raised of £15,000 target by 112 supporters

    Weʼve raised £4,737 to Help fund urgent surgery for Tess, a 7 yr old chocolate labrador, who suffers from elbow dysplasia.

    London, United Kingdom
    Funded on Monday, 25th June 2018

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    Tess is my friend Jason's dog. She is a typical Labrador in so many ways. She is loving, loyal and eager, but with a slightly stubborn streak. However, her nature is very open, she wants to greet other dogs, is very inquisitive and thinks everyone is her friend. She absolutely loves it when she pleases Jason. Everyone locally that knows Tess has a great deal of affection for her; in fact dare I say there is a groundswell of love for her. That is testament to Tess’ nature and love of people. She has not got a mean bone in her body.

    Tess' problems started when she was 2 yrs old as she developed persistent lameness. Over time her elbow dysplasia has become grade 4 and 5 on both elbows. The worst score is a grade 5. Her pain relief is not now working properly for her. She is very stoic and will not complain, although she shows definite signs of pain.

    On 20 February Jason took Tess back to Prof Fitzpatrick (The Supervet on tv) for results of the arthroscopy prior to surgery. He gave good and bad news. Prof Fitzpatrick said that Tess' case was the worst case he had ever seen. Surgery would be too risky and her survival rate would be low. He did say that the alternative would be stem cell treatment together with hyaluronic acid and physio and it would be an effective alternative. The cost would be the same.

    We just need any help with this, which is why we are only asking for £15,000. One of the problems Tess has is that she cannot take anti-inflammatory medication due to adverse effects when treated previously.

    Tess has seen Jason through some very traumatic times recently, both emotionally and financially. She is his strength and stay. If you had a friend in similar circumstances, would you want to help them?

    Although we haven't reached the £15,000 target, Jason is looking at a second opinion for Tess. The money raised here will help Tess go forward with her expensive medicine, injections but will also enable Jason to take Tess for more hydrotherapy including the hire of a car to get her to the Uxbridge centre. A huge thank you to all of you.



    • Maria Parry-Burns6 years ago
      Maria Parry-Burns

      Maria Parry-Burns

      6 years ago

      Dear Supporters We are very sorry to report that Tess did not survive an operation in the early hours of this morning. She had a blockage in her stomach which required immediate surgery and she contracted sepsis. She did not survive and our support goes to Jason in his hour of need. He needed to pay the initial vet costs plus her transportation to the Royal College of Vets in Potters Bar. The majority of the money raised went to save her and we hope there is enough money left to pay for her cremation ashes. Rest in peace Tess.

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    • Maria Parry-Burns6 years ago
      Maria Parry-Burns

      Maria Parry-Burns

      6 years ago

      Dear Supporters = Thank you so much for your contribution. As you are aware we didn't manage to reach £15,000 needed for the supervet but also Tess' joints were not up to the op. In approximately 3 weeks Tess will be admitted to her vet so that they can collect stem cells to send to the laboratory for culture. I will update you all further when we hear back. Thank you again for all of your help. Maria

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    • Maria Parry-Burns6 years ago
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      6 years ago
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    • Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Cafe (Home to Imperial War Museum, SE1)

      Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Cafe (Home to Imperial War Museum, SE1)

      Jun 20, 2018

      From all the staff and customers from Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park outdoor cafe. All the best for Jason and Tess.


    • Julia Cooper

      Julia Cooper

      Jun 17, 2018

      All the best to Tess and Jason.


    • Ali Abdo

      Ali Abdo

      May 24, 2018

      I hope you meet your goal and your dog gets better!


    • Mark Wakeling

      Mark Wakeling

      May 17, 2018

      Good luck Tess... I hope it all works out for you...


    • Rana Begum

      Rana Begum

      May 8, 2018

      All the best to you both. From Rana, Tom and Daisy the greyhound


    • Alex Kelly

      Alex Kelly

      Apr 25, 2018

      I saw your poster on the tree in Waterloo. What a beautiful thing to go and do! Take care Tess, With love from Alex, and her little dog Mabel x


    • Barrie H and guide dog plus friends

      Barrie H and guide dog plus friends

      Apr 23, 2018

      From all of us we wish the very best for Tess and Jason.


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