VET FUND LATEST:
Frieda lurcher managed to steal a bar of chocolate, at vet on drip.
Missy has an ulcer on her eye, very inflamed, needs treatment.
Patch diagnosed with Cushings disease. Will need lifelong medication.
Tess Collie has had a series of health problems, is too ill to rehome
Danny Pointer is positive for leishmaniasis, having come from Greece. Checkup & tests.
Molly Bassett had an extensive dental to remove infected teeth, hoping this will clear up her recurrent illnesses.
Barney Cocker had a dental
Morgan LabX was neutered, and had several teeth removed, plus a growth on his tail was removed and an aggressive tumour removed from his chest. Tail did not heal well, later amputated.
Magnus collie has an aural haemotoma treated: he has signs of untreated ear problems in the past.
Bruno sheltie has tested positive for Cushings disease, will require treatment for the rest of his life.
Oscar Weimeraner has more eye problems, needs to see a specialist.
Molly Basset needed X ray and heart scan, medication for heart problems, antibiotics, high resolution scan.
Bonnie very ill, had blood test to check liver and kidney function but had to be put to sleep.
Molly Basset was unwell, needed antibiotics, blood test, liver function test,
Lucy was unwell and had to be supported on a drip. A scan found multiple tumours so her fosterer had to let her go.
Shola Yorkie was unwell, had to visit emergency vet. Is also on steroid treatment for ongoing skin issue.
Rocco collie has spondylosis, needs steroid treatment and will remain a sponsor dog
Tag sponsor dog had to be treated for cystitis
Josie Xbreed came in with lots of lumps and peeing blood.
Beauty was vomiting, needed blood tests, X ray and ultrasound scan and a specialist endoscope exam.
Oscar Weimeraner had an eye operation and was neutered
Ben Goldie had an eye op, chest X ray and urgent dental
Tink LabX was speyed and had a dental
JJ lab is 10 kilos overweight, has had two fist-sized lumps removed : one was a harmless cyst, but the other has been sent off for analysis.
Buzz Yorkie has been neutered and his bad teeth dealt with.
Yogi lurcher has had a urine test, two small lumps checked and back legs checked for arthritis.
Daisy sponsor dog was ill in hospital, but has rallied and come back to her foster home.
Schmedley became very ill : an emergency operation found a tumour of the spleen, and he sadly had to be let go.
Rocco is booked in for a blood test, tartar removed from teeth, ears cleaned, pressure sores investigated, internal lump removed if necessary, back legs checked for arthritis/hip displasia and if there’s time after all that he will have a dematt/groom. He’s already improving with metacam for his arthritic legs.
Ebony has had a dental and five teeth removed, he also had an emergency operation to remove a growth in his chest.
Because the Oldies Club only deals with dogs that are aged 7 or over, and often deals with dogs that have been neglected, vets bills are the most important and expensive of our day to day costs.
All of our dogs receive a thorough vet check, and all too often they require dental treatment, treatment of lumps and bumps, help with eye and skin problems, as well as the more usual issues of vaccination, neutering and flea treatment.
It is particularly heartbreaking that these issues that really affect the quality of life of older dogs are often not a result of deliberate cruelty, but simply of long-term neglect: failure to provide basic health care and a well balanced diet over many years, and failure to properly treat problems at an early stage.
We do have special arrangements with a number of wonderful vets practices that offer us discounts, but even so our vets bills are an ever-present concern.
A few of the dogs we have cared for that have needed extra medical help include:
Sparkle found herself in rescue after the death of her owner; it is likely she had not been receiving proper veterinary care for some time. She was totally blind in her left eye, which had eroded around a massive, painful ulcer. Her teeth were in an appalling condition and her right eye also had some damage.
Seb was very neglected, and perhaps abused as well. He was bald because of a flea allergy, and one eye was permanently damaged. He had kennel cough when he arrived and had some kind of trauma to his left side. His shoulder was “not right” and his ear was battered and torn.
Sam came into the care of the Oldies Club at the request of Social Services. He had overgrown nails, hair loss on his back due to flea-allergy, was overweight as he’d not been walked for about 2 years, and had rotten teeth.
Tiny Toby had skin problems, dental problems, was underweight and also needed treatment for kennel cough and ear problems
And of course we also have our sponsor dogs – dogs that have been found to be too ill to be permanently rehomed, that will stay in Oldies Club foster homes for the rest of their lives.
If you would like to help to treat a dog like these, please make a donation to the Oldies Club.
To Make a Donation
You can send us a donation through Paypal – this is the best way to send funds online if you don’t pay income tax, or if you are sending funds from a fundraising event that Gift Aid doesn’t apply to, such as a raffle.
Or, if you prefer, you can set up regular payments by Standing Order.
Or you can post us a cheque. Cheques should be made out to “Oldies Club” and sent to:
49A Kinross Close
Cheshire WA2 0UT
If you are posting us a cheque, please don’t forget to fill in the online Gift Aid form too.
If you state that this is for the ‘Vet Fund Appeal’, and leave your name and e-mail address, we can send a thank you note.
If you would like to donate an item for sale on ebay for the Vet Fund Appeal, please contact Angela, our Fundraising Co-ordinator who will be coordinating the auctions email@example.com
Gift Aid It
Using Gift Aid means that for every pound you give, the Oldies Club will receive an extra 25 pence from the Inland Revenue, helping your donation go further. If you are making a donation and would like to Gift Aid it, please use our online Gift Aid form!