Last blog I told you about a case Tailwaggers has got involved in. Things have moved on. Animal Aunts will be sending someone very special to look after Rhona's four dogs and eight cats while she gets her important scan.
The growth is growing very quickly and she is in great discomfort and her clothes are no longer fitting so we can't delay.
When she goes in for her operation it is likely to mean at least two to three weeks in hospital. Therefore dog sitters don't sound such an economic solution with there being so many pets. Although, realistically, it may be the only choice - if so Tailwaggers will need to launch an urgent appeal to help fund it. Roughly it will cost £84 a day plus the sitters food and travel - so if anyone can contribute via the Just Giving advert next to this blog I'm sure it would make a big difference.
The other alternative is short-term fostering for her assortment of mainly rescued pets.
There are two young feisty Patterdales (Ronnie and Reggie) who are not good with other pets and need to stay muzzled around them.
A gentle brother and sister Labrador cross, one of whom is blind and diabetic.
Four indoor cats including one of extreme old age. And four outdoor cats in their own run.
The Patterdales and LabXs can easily be split into two groups, in fact that may be preferable!
If anyone can foster any of these pets in the very near future can you please get in touch?
My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
What has been surprising is how there doesn't seem to be any other charity that Rhona can turn to. She has been told no by everyone.
They are based in Workington, Cumbria.
Please read the earlier blog for more info... http://coldwetnose.blogspot.com/2009/08/any-bright-ideas.html