Animals In Need Donegal needs urgent help to meet cost of rescue dog’s operation

Animals In Need Donegal’s volunteers carry out Trojan work in the county, rescuing and rehoming hundreds of animals.

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Every now and then, an animal comes to the charity in need of specialist care. And despite the difficulties that this brings, the volunteers rise to the challenge of raising the extra funds and committing to the high level of care required.

One such animal is Eve, a beautiful rescue collie currently in the care of the charity.

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Animals in Need Donegal issued the following statement on Eve’s condition and on how you can help:

Eve Operation Appeal

Animals In Need Donegal (AIN) are launching an appeal for help towards the veterinary treatment of a sweet little deaf Collie dog who we rescued from Letterkenny Pound on Christmas Eve.

The dog's fosterer named her Eve and noticed that she had a pronounced limp when she arrived, which a veterinary examination revealed was due to a fractured hip, believed to have been caused by an injury that happened some months before and had been left untreated.

On top of this, Eve is deaf.

The vet performed a very tricky, intricate operation on her leg and after a lengthy recovery period at the vets, she is finally back at her foster home, where she is getting five-star treatment and lots of TLC.

Eve has a long road to recovery and has suffered greatly, yet the veterinary staff said that no matter how many times they had to dress her wound or inject her she never once snapped or growled at them.

Her surgery and follow-up treatment amounts to approximately €1,000 but she is such a lovely dog, we were determined to do everything possible to save her leg and we are delighted to announce that she is making a fantastic recovery.

Animals in Need is a registered charity made up entirely of unpaid volunteers and is the only Rescue saving dogs from the Letterkenny Pound on a weekly basis, sometimes twice weekly if young pups are left in the Pound and need to be rescued urgently.

We rescued 720 animals in 2016, and this year is shaping up to be even worse, with over 100 dogs rescued from the Pound and 90 dogs surrendered by their owners to us since January 2017.

On top of this, kitten season is now underway and in the past fortnight alone we’ve taken in five pregnant mother cats, two of whom gave birth on Saturday night to nine kittens between them, plus five motherless kittens who needed bottle-feeding, an injured stray tom with an infected bite wound plus we’ve been busy neutering and feeding feral cat colonies.

If you could help in any way towards Eve’s vet bill and can help us to help more animals like her, donations can be made via Paypal atpaypal/This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or online at www.idonate.ie/1552_animals-in-need.html or you can donate €2 from your phone by texting the word KITTEN to 50300.

Thank you for your continued support.

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