Bryn was left tied to a telegraph pole on the A5104 main Chester to Corwen road. He was extremely thin and had a damaged hind leg. When we took him to the Grange Veterinary Hospital, Mold to be examined he was too underweight to have the anaesthetic to enable him to have the X ray he badly needed. Two weeks later he was built up enough to have the X ray which showed long term neglect and an untreated bad infection in the right knee. To make matters worse, the infection had caused the tendons/ligaments to rot and snap behind the knee, our vet took tissue from higher in the leg and joined the tendons/ligaments together and he is recovering from this operation at the moment BUT in six weeks time he will need further surgery to repair and re-shape the bone and have a plate fitted to hold the knee together. The total cost of these operations is around £1,200.
Bryn is a wonderful, young dog who has been in agonising pain for about a year. He has a wonderful temperament and is still full of life, in spite of the surgery. "Keep the dog still, don't let him move about," the vet said. How?
Bryn deserves every chance of a normal, pain free live but my vet bill is already £1,500 every month: neutering, inoculating, worming, flea treating a wide variety of animals plus treatment for illness or different conditions, so to add this amount on for Bryn's treatment is going to be difficult to achieve. We need help to pay for his treatment. All this has to be done before Bryn can be placed in a new home.
Donations can either be sent to Capricorn Animal Rescue, Padeswood, Mold, Flintshire, CH7 4HZ, charity registration number 1048511 or direct to the Grange
Veterinary Hospital, Tyddyn Street, Mold, Flintshire for Bryn's account.
Capricorn Animal Rescue.
Bryn recently had to return to the veterinary surgery as he had internal bleeding in his injured knee. He had to have the site drained and blood vessels sealed, he has now recovered and once again we are building him up to enable him to have the major operation, so that the bone can be cut down and re shaped and a plate fitted. After this, if it is successful, Bryn should lead a long and active life. It is a difficult situation with Bryn, we have to build up his weight and strength enough so that his good three legs can support him after the operation until his injured leg is healed, but we cannot build him up too much or his injured leg will be damaged more before the operation, and all Bryn wants to do is eat. He is always asking for more...
Bryn has been at the veterinary hospital since Thursday, 17th January when he had his major operation to cut down and reshape the bone in his leg and have a plate fitted. He has been on the drip and on morphine since the operation but today he went for a short walk and we are looking forward to having him back at the sanctuary on Monday, 21st January.
We are keeping everything crossed that this operation will prove to be successful and that Bryn will then be as fit as any other 4 year old springer. We are still raising money to pay for this operation and we have until mid-February to pay for it.