This by far the biggest and most severe fundraiser we have ever had to post, unlike most rescues we only ask for additional funds in extreme circunstances. Jimmy and Kizzy,s story is the most cruel and barbaric situation we have had to date.
Jimmy and Kizzy have both come to us from a horrific animal hoarding situation in Ireland, we really don,t know what these poor soles have gone through in their short lives and maybe its best we don,t know the full extend of cruelty they,ve had to endure.
Jimmy is just 3 years old and must have spent all of his short life in severe pain. He was found shut in a small room covered and living in his own faeces and cowering under a chair. The full extent of his injuries where not apparent as he was so scared of human contact at first that no one could get near him. We thought at first he may have hip dysplasia..if only !! No one was prepared for the shock results of his xrays and how this gentle boy is even walking is just beyond belief. His xrays show that BOTH his back leg knee joints are completely shattered and whilst he has managed to walk ok, he must be in such unbearable pain but he doesn,t show it. The specialist thinks he was either kept in such a confined space when very young or he has been beaten and left to his own devices. This must have happened very early on in his life as his upper body is very strong from dragging his lower torso around. And now for the hard bit. Jimmy is going to need extensive surgery which is going to involve have both knee joints replaced in order for him to have a pain free life . Whilst we have a great specialist lined up to help he is going to need special joints made as he is so small and this is going to cost between £8,000- £10,000 and we are determined to raise this so we can give Jimmy the best life possible.
Kizzy was found in the same room as Jimmy and thankfully her injuries are not so severe but equally disturbing. As you can see in Kizzy,s picture she is missing her foot which is not a accident of birth. The people who saved her think she may have chewed her own foot off out of sheer desperation from a bad injury. Because her foot is missing the weight of her thigh is just hanging and is causing her extreme pain so the vets have said it is best to amputate the whole leg. Kizzy is picture with her pup who is keeping her happy at the moment and is not ready for rehoming yet. Kizzy gets very distressed when her pup is not around and we are told that this is probably the first time she,s known one of her pups as all puppies where drowned the minute they where born in the hoarding house. We do have the funds for Kizzy,s operation but felt it only right that we shared her story as part of this fundraiser.
Please do help us to give these special dogs a chance at a pain free life, even if you can just donate £5 towards the appeal hopefully it will soon add up.
Thank you for reading their stories and thank you all in advance for your kind donations.
Well its been 3 weeks since we started this appeal and your response has been amazing, at present we have £7500 towards Jimmy,s new knee,s and i,m sure that with your continued support we will reach our target. Jimmy goes for a CT scan today in preperation of his operation in a couple of weeks time. Kizzy has now had her operation and is recovering amazingly and running around a lot more easily now. Once she is signed off by the vet she will be looking for her own extra special home. Her pup Snowie is now available for rehoming as we feel that rehoming them togeather would be lovely they both have different needs.
Update 18 / 9 15
Following Jimmy,s pre op Ct Scan the surgeon is worried that something else is going on in his knee, So Jimmy will be going into the vets on wednesday for further tests to determine what is going on but otherwise Jimmy continues to be a cheeky little chap and is doing well with his physio.
Please take a look on the HOME page for details of Jimmy,s Raffle and a chance to win a fantastic holiday in Scotland,