Fliss is a severely neglected dog and our lovely vets said she probably wouldn’t have made it through the night if she hadn’t been found. She was skin and bone, and found with a rope tied round her neck. We believe she’s been used for breeding given the state of her teats. She was blind and exhausted! Many rescues would have probably PTS but our Founder said “If we can give her a good few weeks of affection, warmth and good food so she leaves this world knowing love, then we will have made a difference” - well said Rachael!
Our amazing Gill, from Windlesham Vets, came to us to assess her as Fliss was too weak to be transported. The report from Gill is not great… Fliss has mammary tumours which need sorting, she’s diabetic, and she needs some dental work as she has some rotten, infected teeth! The first thing we need to do is to get her diabetes under control with daily insulin injections and also get her weight up so she can build up some strength.
Initially we thought she was maybe 14 years plus but our vets said she is probably only 8 years old, and sadly she could have lost her sight because her diabetes has been left untreated so it could have been completely avoidable!
Fliss is now with one of our wonderful volunteers, in foster. She is the sweetest girl in the world, she is so affectionate and loves nothing more than a stroke! It is incredible how well she gets around with virtually no sight at all. She’s eating well, and the sight of her on a lovely fluffy dog bed in a warm room filled us all with happiness but also tears and anger at how any human could allow this to happen.
We will need lots of help financially to help this poor girl so any donations would be much appreciated. Sometimes we struggle to keep up with all the dogs that need our help...rescue is hard work but seeing Fliss, warm and content makes it all worthwhile.
Our vet said it’s going to be very expensive to deal with all of the veterinary interventions Fliss needs but agrees with me, Fliss deserves the best after all she’s been through, poor girl.