Rescued dog, which looked like a skeleton when found, needs your help
Rescue dog Boo has had a very hard start to her life. She was cruelty dumped aged around 16 months of age. This was after she had been used as a breeding dog. After being dumped, Boo was scared, running around and was hit by a car between Liverpool and Bickerstaffe. When found, she was skeletal and was given only 48 hours to live.
The abandoned dog was nursed back to health by Carla Lane Animals in Need and on the 4th April was lucky enough to find a family to love her.
All was fine until midway through June when Boo developed breathing issues. A trip to the vets revealed massive injuries which included three litres of fluid in her chest and the signs suggested she was at risk of heart failure.
After being referred to Northwest Veterinary Specialists for further investigation, they found out it wasn’t her heart. They did find the following problems, a diaphragmatic hernia, diaphragm rupture, her liver and gall bladder sitting in her chest.
They took her straight down to theatre and had to remove some of her liver, some of her lung and liver lobes. They had to open up her chest, cut through her sternum to sort out the injuries.mess so although she is out of surgery she is critical for the next 48 hours.
The surgery cost just under £6,000,of which £3,000 was covered by insurance. Sadly once she recovered from the operation, she will need another to replace her hip, which will cost £7,000. The insurance will not cover this, leaving her owners with a bill of £10,000.
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