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Weʼre raising £20,000 to Narla in Need

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Narla has made my life... and now I need to save hers!

Meet Narla - Here she is at her birthday party this year...

She is the most gorgeous, sweetest girl who has been through so much in her short life. She is the only family I have in the country and is my entire world so I will do everything I can to get her the help she needs.

After rescuing her in December 2016 when she was (thought to be) 11months old, I tried to make her life the best I could. I got her infections cleared up and her coat in good condition. We joined a play park and went on trips away. She gave me a reason to keep getting up in a morning and made me smile as soon as I saw her fluffy, smiling face.

Disaster first struck in summer 2017, when her cruciate ligament snapped in her knee. She was so strong and recovered just in time for her 2nd birthday party - it broke my heart that she didn’t have a 1st birthday party as her previous owners didn’t know her birthday, so I made sure it was a special celebration.

After only a few short weeks of walking and being able to chase squirrels in the park, Narla suddenly stopped walking! Three of her legs were totally immobile.

After several weeks of different investigations, she was diagnosed with elbow dysplasia in both elbows. She had her second surgery in January 2018 to remove fragments of shattered bone from her deformed elbow joints.

She got through the rehabilitation again and I hoped this could have fixed her legs for good. Until May 2018, when she stopped walking again. My dreams of Narla playing like a normal 2 year old were destroyed.

I took her the length and breadth of the country to try and find a solution to her suffering. Nobody could help!

After 9 months of pain management and being able to walk, I let my hopes build... then in March 2019 she had another relapse and stopped walking again. Her front right leg just hung lifeless and she cried when trying to walk...

April 2019, I eventually managed to get her to a well known brilliant vet. We were finally given a possible solution to her pain. Finally, a ray of hope that she could play like the young dog she is.

However, after the months of medication, consultations, surgery and investigations... her insurance limit was almost gone. Despite insuring her for £7K per condition and checking that legs were not treated bilaterally, the insurance found a loop hole and treated both elbows as one condition due to them being diagnosed at the same time!

Heartbreakingly, this has left me with only two options:

I leave her as she is and manage her pain. Whilst she is mainly happy, I still watch her struggle and she is currently still limping.

Or I raise the £20k needed for the elbow resurfacing treatment that can only be done by one vet in the country.

I don’t think I can live with the first option! I can’t look at her everyday knowing there is an alternative out there and I’m not trying to do it. I’m a high school teacher, so don’t have the money myself right now. I’m planning a year of fundraising events in Hull and to remortgage my house in the summer.

If I can raise the £20K, her surgery should take place in Spring/ Summer 2020 and then she should be able to play just in time for her 5th birthday party!

Please donate whatever you can, or a little each month, to help put an end to a very long, painful journey! If you can't afford to donate please share with everyone you know and get Narla's story out there.

In the event that we don't raise the £20K for the major surgery, I will use any money raised for physiotherapy and steroid injections into her joints. This will help manage her pain. I won't make this decision until I have tried everything and done as much fundraising as possible.

To keep up to date with fund raising events and how Narla is getting along please follow her on Instagram @Narla_the_ Chow

Thanks for reading xxx

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  • Nicki Dyson1 year ago
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    Nicki Dyson

    1 year ago

    UPDATE - The scans have shown that Narla’s elbow disease is aggressive and is already in advanced stages. The bones in her elbows are not able to hold the implant which we had planned for. This means she cannot be fixed with surgery as we thought. However, there is now a new plan involving Stem cell therapy and a combination of other therapies, to try and keep her as happy as possible for as long as possible. We spent £4038 for the first part of the treatment and the funds raised will contribute to help her to stay as happy as we can. X

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    1 year ago

    I can’t say thanks to everyone individually but you’re all amazing and restore my faith in humanity! I just wanted to add this update to say that a monthly donation like this is incredible. Thanks you so much!

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  • Rhaegar


    Jun 13, 2020

    Hi Narla, I am a 5 month chow also suspected of having elbow dysplasia. I have my xrays in 9 days. I hope you get the treatment you need. Sending woofs and hugs x


  • Bethani Key

    Bethani Key

    Mar 7, 2020

    Love u Narla


  • Alex Muse

    Alex Muse

    Jan 14, 2020


  • Anonymous


    Oct 20, 2019

    Good luck with the treatment for your furry baby x

  • Margie and Misha

    Margie and Misha

    Sep 26, 2019

    Hope Narla recovers, saying a prayer. My chows mean the world to me also. Hope this helps.


  • rhia Huntley

    rhia Huntley

    Aug 31, 2019

    well done xzx


  • Willow Boyle

    Willow Boyle

    Aug 31, 2019

    Loads of love from all the customers at Blondes, all of our August tips xxx


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