‘TIME is of the essence’ to save a neglected pup who was rescued from an home where there were nearly 100 dogs.
Chihuahua Honey was rescued a month ago from a house where there were 82 dogs.
She was taken to the Coventry RSPCA and is currently being fostered by officer Catherine Strawford, who said Honey had been doing well – until last week.
The pup kept running into walls and then days later started twitching which has now developed into seizures.
Catherine said: “She was jerking uncontrollably and shrieking in pain.
“I took her to the vets as an emergency. They said there were signs of inflammation, likely on the brain.
“They said it’s likely to be a stroke or meningitis, but she couldn’t start proper treatment without a full diagnosis.
“For that she would need an MRI scan and then subsequent treatment, which could cost around £4,000.”
The RSPCA in Coventry say they do not have the money to pay for the treatment and are now appealing for donations.
Catherine added: “For now she is on antibiotics and painkillers and so far she has had no more fits. Sadly, the behavioural progress she had made has disappeared and she’s right back to square one, terrified of everything and won’t let anyone near her.
“The vets have said time is of the essence because any one of the illnesses she could have need urgent treatment or she is likely to deteriorate rapidly and maybe die.
“We desperately want to give her a chance – this could make all the difference. As soon as the money is raised, we can get her on the road to recovery.
“Honey has been on such a journey and we would love her to have the happy ending to her story that she deserves.”
Visit www.gofundme.com/help-save-honey-the-rescue to donate.
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