20/2/19 – Alfie has life-limiting conditions, but that hasn’t stopped lots of people wanting to help him. We are so pleased to hear this from CDRS:
Thanks to you and your amazing team, Alfie went to a fantastic new home in Surrey yesterday. To date we have had 12 applications from people prepared to care for him despite his problems. So happy for Alfie and really can’t thank you enough.
Such wonderful news!
Gorgeous Alfie is a small 12-year-old Jack Russell Terrier who urgently needs a very special home. He is with Chilterns Dog Rescue Society in Tring, Hertfordshire.
CDRS tell us that this is probably the biggest appeal for help that they have made for a dog via Oldies Club. Alfie is the sweetest of dogs, but he is now nearing the end of his life and is urgently in need of someone prepared to just love and care for him in the knowledge that he may not be around for very long.
Here at Oldies Club, we know that some very special people use our website to find dogs that need extra-special help, so we are hopeful that a wonderful person will come forward and offer Alfie a comfortable home.
Alfie is a very bright, affectionate boy who enjoys cuddles, walks and the company of smaller dogs. He is a little anxious about large animals and sudden noises and he has never lived with cats. Alfie and his sister lived with a single gentleman. They were his constant companions and his reasons for getting out and about. Alfie’s sister died last year, and so Alfie’s role became even more important. Then recently his owner was sadly diagnosed with a terminal illness and could no longer look after Alfie.
On entry to CDRS, Alfie appeared well cared for with few obvious health issues, but deeper veterinary investigations revealed a number of significant issues which are life limiting. No-one can be sure, but Alfie probably has just months. Alfie is not in pain though and he makes the most of every moment – he doesn’t know that he is unwell. If he was suffering, CDRS would not be considering this appeal, but they are hoping that a wonderful person will offer Alfie the chance to spend whatever time he has left in a home with all the TLC he deserves after his own life of service to others.
Alfie has had surgery to remove three lumps. One lump, on his side, was a benign fatty lipoma, but histology reports for two small tumours removed from under his tail confirmed they were low grade (1-2) Mast Cell tumours. In many cases, the surgical removal of low grade tumours is very effective, and staff at CDRS were optimistic that Alfie could go on and live a normal retirement. However, Alfie has since developed a significant heart murmur and a further lump on his leg which is very likely to be a further Mast Cell tumour, possibly of a more aggressive nature. More surgery is not realistic and so Alfie is just receiving medication in the form of tablets twice a day to keep him comfortable and happy.
Could you make Alfie’s final months happy and joyful?
Contact Chilterns Dog Rescue Society as follows:
Tel: 01296 623885
Please mention that you saw Alfie on the Oldies Club website.