We Currently have dogs available in our Lincolnshire Branch and also in our South Hants Branch. Please contact Joan Falvey on 01507 235310 for details of the Lincs Dogs and how to apply. Please contact Anne Carter on 01256 884027 for dogs becoming available in South Hants Branch. Because it is an ever changing picture we are not able to show details of the dogs at present but hope to rectify this soon.
Why do you think we need your money? ...it’s to give these dogs a pain-free life… When some dogs come into the care of the Trust they need medical treatment that we pay for. We would never turn these dogs away — plus: we want the families who adopt them to be able to give them the quality of life they deserve. BUT it is getting harder and harder to maintain our commitment because the veterinary care is so costly. For example — since December 2016, we have met fees of £11,500; and we expect this to top £15,000 by mid March. So, you can see why the Trust needs your support. Now. Donations — however small — will be hugely appreciated. You can contribute either via this website — or by contacting Jill Brooks on 0208 441 0766. Here are just four of the lovely Labradors that need our – and your - support right now…
Ben is 10 a year old who came into the Trust in 2016. His family had split up and he had no one to care for him. He went into one of our foster homes, and now has a wonderful new life. Bu he has elbow and hip problems, and needs daily medication to stay comfortable. He also has weekly hydrotherapy and massage to help his sore joints. When Ben first went into foster he didn’t want to walk but now there is no holding him back. With his pain under control he is loving a full life once again.
This lovely 10 year old came to the Trust in 2013 with arthritis in his front legs. He was adopted by a charming couple who knew his legs would deteriorate, and wanted to give him a good home. They were happy to fund medication for him. However, when their own health fell, and they had to stop working, it was very hard to pay for Bodie's necessary medication. But Bodie is very dear to them. and the thought of having to give him up because of their financial situation caused them much stress. The Trust stepped in, and now funds Bodie's medication in full so he can go on his walks and enjoy life.
This lovely oldie, Max, is 14. Very sadly, his owner passed away just before Christmas last year. But Max is now comfortable and cared for in one of our foster homes. He can still enjoy short walks but he needs daily medication for his ageing joints.
Olivia is 7 years old, and has only recently come into our care. While in her previous home she had a cruciate ligament repair, but it was not a success. We think the failure was caused by poor rehab. And it is doubly bad because our vet has identified that she also has osteoarthritis in both her stifle (rear knee) joints, plus restricted movement in her front paws — also from arthritis. She is now in a Trust foster home, and will have regular hydrotherapy and physiotherapy. The physio will be backed up by exercises carried out at home by the foster carer. We believe that these sessions will improve her mobility, and rebuild muscle tone throughout her body. She might also need pain relief and/or anti-inflammatory medication for her arthritis.