October 25th 2016
Hello I’m Jack, I’m a crossbreed and I came to the Mayflower Sanctuary a few weeks ago hoping to find a new family to take me home. My carers put me in a very nice bedroom kennel and gave me a very nice dinner.
I went to the vets for a general check up but it wasn’t good news. They found I had a leaky heart. The vet did some further tests and said that I needed to see a specialist so they refered me to the Willows Veterinary Centre.
I heard them say it would cost £1000 just to see me! I thought how lucky I am, that the Sanctuary are willing to give me the chance to undergo the special treatment I would need. I’m not sure what that treatment will be, but I do know that until I have it, I can’t be walked or even go out to play as it could be too much for my heart. Whatever I have, it must be really horrible.
Until I go for my operation, my carers are giving me lots to do to keep me occupied, tasty Kongs and plenty of fuss as even a walk could cause my heart to fail.
I’ll be going for the operation soon so keep me in your thoughts please.
I just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who’s helping and everyone who’s been thinking of me
I know you have been thinking about me since I told you about my poorly heart, so I just wanted to keep you updated.
I had my operation a couple of days ago. Ken took me to a place called The Willows, a referral vets, in the Midlands.
I was very impressed when I went in. It was a lovely waiting room and everyone was so nice to me. I must admit I was very scared. They took me to my bed to rest in readiness for the operation the next day.
I didn’t have any breakfast and I don’t really remember much that day but when I woke they told me not to worry, the operation had gone very well and I would be fine.
I was really excited to see Ken the following day, because I knew then I was going home.
When I got back to Mayflower I had to stay very quiet in my bedroom , rest and not jump up. I couldn’t’ go out for a day or two either, but my carers gave me lots of games called ‘ find the treats’ I enjoyed that.
I have to have something called an E C G in a few weeks time, but I’m feeling really good now.
I know that my carers will find the money to pay for my operation somehow, but a little bit of help from you would be fantastic. It doesn’t matter how small,any donation would be much appreciated – it will all help towards saving my life.
Please use the DONATE button to help me.
Hi again, Jack here and it’s good news!
So I had a check up with the vet and she says I can go out for a normal walk today! I’m so excited it’s been so long since I’ve been out into the woods to properly stretch my legs The vet said I still need to go back to the vets for an x-ray in a couple of weeks to make sure my operation went well but she sounds really positive about it. But of course with another trip to the vets means another vet bill for my carers, they said people have been very kind so far with there donations but there’s still a way to go yet. My carers have set up a just giving page for anyone who wanted to donate towards my vet fees.
**UPDATE ** 15.1.17
Its Jack again.
Just thought I would let you know that Im doing just great since my operation to fix my dicky heart.
I am now able to go out on walks and do all the things that a ‘normal’ dog of my age can do.
I have to go back to the vets next week for an ECG. Don’t know what one of those is but I heard that if it goes well then I will be ready to find my new forever home. I am so excited !
ps. I have been an expensive boy so if anyone could help my lovely carers with a donation towards my costs I would appreciate it.
The best news of the year so far !
Jack ECG was good and means that the surgery was a complete success. He is fit and well and wanting to make up for lost time. Not only that, Jack now has a family of his very own who will take care of him and truly give him the happy ending that when he was poorly we didn’t think he would ever see. Thankyou to everyone who followed his story and donated to help with his vet bills.
Happy life Jack !!