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Barney was found wandering around a park, collected by the local dog warden and taken to the pound. He was given 7 days to be reclaimed by his owners or be PTS. Nobody came forward, LRSEC saw his little face and his twisted, deformed foot and offered him a safe rescue placement.

Barney was 12 months old and the vet who checked him said his leg had probably been damaged in an accident and never treated. Probably why his owners opened the door and let him go to fend for himself, as he wasn’t claimed despite advertising.

Barney came down to our kennels and proved to be a hit with the kennel girls. He has a wonderful temperament and is always eager to please and give affection. Unfortunately nobody was interested in him because of his foot, so we moved him to a foster home to get him better assessed.

On our books waiting for a bitch to join their two existing Labs, was a lovely family. They saw his little face and went to see him. Barney went home with them and settled immediately and stole their hearts and the hearts of everyone who met him on his walks by the river. They became worried about his leg as with exercise it was beginning to get worse, so he was taken to their vet and she thought an operation could be performed to improve it. The operation was to cost £3,000 but would prove too complex for them to undertake. Barney was referred to a specialist orthopaedic surgeon who said he could make Barney’s leg almost as good as new – bad news was it could cost between £5,000 to £6,000 and recovery would be about 3 months. The owners asked for our help, and being our dog, we agreed to pay for the surgery, despite it being a huge drain on our funds.

Barney had his surgery on 15th December, it went extremely well, and he was cared for around the clock, by the wonderful nurses at the hospital. He came home just before Christmas and apparently when his owners arrived to collect him, he nearly ‘wagged’ himself in two with delight. He has an external fixator attached to his leg, which needs to be adjusted on a regular basis to enable his shortened bone to lengthen. Obviously he is in a degree of discomfort, but very pleased to be home again, where he knows he will be for the rest of his life

This is a lot of money for us to donate to one dog, therefore, we are looking to raise some or all of the cost, so that we will still have funds for other needy cases in the future.

There will be regular updates and photos on this page so you can all monitor his progress.

Please every little penny will help.

Our pay account is [email protected]
 

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I have only 47 pence in my bank account at the moment, but as soon as I get some money, I will donate, although it will only be a small amount I'm afraid as I already give to five different charities each month.
 

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I have made a small donation - note to self to add more funds to my paypal account.

Unless there are other ways we can donate ? :D
 
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