On 30th March our team came across this 3 month old puppy we named Bobbie.
Bobbie was lying by the side of the road, barely breathing, emaciated and on inspection looked to have a broken jaw.
Bobbie was transferred immediately to the animal hospital in Colombo to start treatment and was diagnosed to have a mandibular fracture and will need surgery to correct his jaw.
Bobbie's blood results came back which showed he had tick fever and treatment was started, once the tick fever was under control Bobbie will have surgery to fix his broken jaw.
Update - 3rd April 2019
Bobbie had his surgery today, his jaw has been corrected and he will need to be tube fed until he starts to heal.
We are so pleased the surgery was a success as Bobbie is such a lovely sweet pup.
Update - 13th April 2019
Great news, Bobbie was able to eat solid food today by himself, he still has a little way to go before full recovery but he is a strong boy and a true fighter.
We rely 100% on donations to provide our Critical Care program which gives emergency care to street dogs.
If anyone is able to donate a little something towards our Critical Care fund we would be so grateful.
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One-off donation Text DOGSTAR (amount between 1-20) to 70085
To donate £5 a month Text DOGSTARMONTHLY 5 to 70085
To donate £10 a month Text DOGSTARMONTHLY 10 to 70085
Critical Care Champions
The critical care fund for street animals allows us to say yes to animals that are in dire need of medical care, providing lifesaving treatments for animals that would otherwise suffer alone and often die.
Current in patients include Rexy with a bladder hernia, Bobbie with a broken jaw, Anthony with a head wound and Orion who was admitted back in January after being run over by a motorbike and was unable to walk, Orion is currently under going long term physiotherapy, he is now able to stand and walk a little but is not strong enough to go back to his street, we are currently looking for a foster home for him.
Recent patients who have now been discharged are, Jingle who had a nasty neck wound and Rufus with a fractured leg, Harry Dogstar who had cancer, Dunston who was hit by car and left for dead on the side of the road, Jigger who was hit by a tuk tuk and Hiru who needed surgery to remove an eye due to a nasty infection.
Animals are admitted to a specialist veterinary hospital kennel and receive 24/7 care from a dedicated team.
Previously people have asked us to take in sick animals, promised to support them and then left us with large bills that we had to run emergency fundraising to clear, that’s not an effective way to run a charity it’s not sustainable and quite simply it means we cannot help the most animals.
To continue to provide the critical care program and help the maximum number of animals we need your help
Having a regular income will allow us to support the widest number of animals and to buy supplies and equipment in advance
Please sign up to be a Critical Care Champion today and help us say yes to dogs that have no other help coming for them.