Dogs Trust

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.

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. Dogs Trust must be prepared for the next dog like Holly, to save their life and get back on their paws. That’s why we are asking for a gift today. 

Help more dogs like Holly get urgent vet care beyond the pandemic. 

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Donations go towards the care of all dogs at Dogs Trust   

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