ARNIE AND CHAMPION: THEY WERE DYING ON MONDAY BUT…
This is what I read on my computer screen last weekend.
Fast forward two days and I’m standing in a parking lot next to my new friends Mark and Yvonne, founders of Pets In Spain, a small animal rescue close to Alicante doing everything they can to save as many as they possibly can. The have driven the Sharpei’s, Arnie and Champion to hand them over to me.
My first impression: FCUK!!!
Both dogs are in a terrible condition. They have obviously been fed regularly, but everything else is just wrong, very wrong. They are both totally infested, covered in ticks. The initial suspition is Leishmania and Erlichia (in the end only Erlichia is confirmed), one of them, Champion, has a terrible skin condition, the other one, Arnie shows very visible discomfort in his front legs. After a quick drive to the city and a through check up by the vet here is the situation as it stands:
So, this is the situation, Shar-peis are obviously extremely delicate dogs, and these two beauties are in real trouble. I cannot think of anyone that would adopt them in the condition they are, furthermore, they are both in a great deal of pain and discomfort and their conditions need urgent treatment. Erclichia is potentially lethal, Entropion and Arthrosis are crippling. This cannot wait.
Let’s give Arnie and Champion the gift of a new life. Please join us and help us save this two beautiful boys by contributing to their Chipin today… All our sponsors will be informed of Arnie and Champion’s evolution on a regular basis.