|When we first rescued him, covered with bloody sores|
|Three months later, still skinny but so much happier and many shades lighter!|
3 months ago, his body was covered with open sores with maggots crawling out, he was tick infested and had fleas all over his entire body crawling over his face, ears and eyes! Saying that he was in a pathetic state was an understatement! But time and again in rescue work, we have been surprised and impressed by the will and resilience of our charges. They don’t complain, they don’t whine and moan and they take it all in their stride.
Look at Bobby – to say the least, he has gone through hell and back. He has been warded for more than 2 months, had his penis amputated and was diagnosed with TVT and post op, he had to undergo 4 courses of chemotherapy to ensure his body was free from cancer.
|Volunteer, Wendy, with her best friend, Bobby|
|He's even strong enough for go for walks!!|
His right ear, which had closed on its own due to a prolonged infection, has yet to recover. It still oozes pus from a tiny pinhole opening in his right ear. There is no way that a vet can examine the inside of his ear as it has been sealed shut. The only way will be to surgically open his ear hole which means putting him under GA yet again. With his age and heart murmur, this is a risk we are hesitant to take.
Bobby truly deserves a family of his own and to enjoy his golden retirement years. In this article, we will like to overload you with gorgeous photographs of Bobby because we simply can’t believe how far he has come and how good looking he is today.
From the bottom of our hearts, we THANK each and every one who has helped in Bobby’s recovery. Without your love and support, Bobby may not be with us today.
Bobby is a local street dog, estimated by the vets to be between 9 to 11 years old. Because of living on the streets for years, there is a lot of wear and tear in this old boy; he suffers from heart murmur, arthritis and loss of hearing in one ear.
He gets on with dogs and humans and is pretty much an independent dog. He needs regular short walks daily to pee, poo and exercise to ensure his muscles do not waste away.
If you can give him a piece of your garden, a space in your home and a room in your heart, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
*HOPE Dog Rescue will not be rescuing any more dogs as we now have 20 dogs in our care. If our dogs are not rehomed, more street dogs will continue to wait in vain for help to arrive.