Holly needed urgent vet care
Without it she didn’t stand a fighting chance. Just a young pup, Holly was found all alone by a member of the public. She was extremely weak, underweight, and had visible fractures to her leg and tail.
How much would you like to give?
Can buy a pack of bandages to ensure wounds like Ted’s can heal
Can buy medicated shampoo to treat dogs like Truffles with sore skin
Will help towards ongoing treatment for poorly dogs like Bo
Every day we provide essential, ongoing, and often lifesaving vet care for hundreds of stray and abandoned dogs. Holly is one we will never forget, found in a shocking state during the pandemic.
Holly was brought to Dogs Trust and rushed to the emergency vet team. She was in such a critical condition she needed emergency stabilisation before they could address her fractures. The vets gave poor Holly immediate pain relief, a rehydration drip, and antibiotics to fight an infection found in her open wounds.
Once stable they took x-rays to examine her injured leg and tail. Sadly they were too severely damaged, and had to amputated.
But Holly’s fight was still not over.
Having lost a huge volume of blood from her horrific injuries this poorly pup was showing signs of anemia, and desperately needed a blood transfusion to give her the best chance of survival.
Holly stayed with the vets for close monitoring, and continue receiving essential fluids, pain relief and antibiotics. It was touch and go, but thanks to our vet teams determination and with the support from people like you, Holly pulled through.
Sadly she won’t be the last. We predict we are on the brink of a new canine crisis, as financial strains and health issues caused by the pandemic will lead to more dogs abandoned and in need of help. Here you can read more stories of dogs who desperately needed vet care during the pandemic – and it’s for dogs like Truffles, Bo and Ted that we are asking for a gift today.
Help more dogs like Holly get urgent vet care beyond the pandemic.
Donations go towards the care of all dogs at Dogs Trust