Saving TRUFFLE, a little black Cocker with a totally broken back

  • Share
  • Sharebar
  • Share

Truffle, small, round and black… you have to admit it’s a great name for this baby…

Truffle arrived to us yesterday with a broken back. It was an emergency, the dog had been run over by a car. The driver run away, leaving behind this poor baby whimpering and unable to move.

Truffle came to us in a terrible state, paralyzed from waste down and having lost her ability to poo and/or pee.

The Xrays showed the true extent of her condition. Just have a look, you don’t have a doctor to understand the trouble here…

Let me be honest. I’m overwhelmed. The rescue of Tidus and dealing with the logistics of all our cases around the world has got me completely drained and in bad need of a break. But we couldn’t leave Truffle behind. Before she came to us she had seen other vets who immediately suggested euthanasia. The operation would be difficult, expensive, and there are very few surgeons able to do it right.. The rescuer was devastated and then.. luckily for Trufa, she found us.

I believe we can fix Truffle. We have done it before, with your help we will do it again. Look at the injury. The easy way out is to kill her, the right thing to do is provide her with the necessary help.

It’s a gamble, there are no guarantees that it’s going to work, but I have the gut feeling that it will. I believe so because I’m an optimist, and because time and time and time again animals prove us that they will fight like no human would. Humans give up. Animals don’t. They cling to life until their last breath, we are here to make sure this last breath doesn’t come any time soon for Truffle.

Please, if you can, give us a hand covering the costs of this surgery. There is no time to waste. Truffle has been stabilized and the operation will take place tomorrow morning, I hate to present this sense of urgency but with every minute that passes her chances or recovery become less and less likely… .so, we are in a race against time here.

Please, if you can, contribute to her Chipin here.

(Note, if you are a MAC user, you can click and donate HERE instead… )

As ever, many thanks.. I will be updating this blog periodically and show you Truffle’s progress…

Viktor

Update December 6…

The operation has been a total success… Truffle was a trooper !!! Here are some pictures of the operation, it will make you understand what we do and how hard it is to carry on these rescues…

 

Her operation has been done, but this is only the beginning.. now she has ahead a long period of recovery… We would be very grateful if you could please help us cover the costs of her operation, and if you can, contribute to her Chipin here.

(Note, if you are a MAC user, you can click and donate HERE instead… )

===

UPDATE December 16..

TRUFFLE: A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step
千里之行,始于足下
- Laozi

Truffle’s journey continues…

19 Comments

  1. gary

    Good luck, donation on way :)

  2. SANDRA QUELCH

    Just sent a little to chip in, bless you for giving this poor soul a life. xx

  3. melissa bostick

    Get better soon I know the donation is not much but every little helps! :)

  4. jan

    my do hd this same thing not run over stepped on by my bigger daschund he is a miracl walking i pray for trufle to havea complete rcovery i will check my balance and help may not be much but every little bit helps
    . i am still paying my bill on care credit it is a option for now if you need it jan

  5. Gina Lombardi

    I hope she makes out well.

  6. Nataliya

    Get well TRUFFLE , just chipped in :-)

  7. Jean Guzik

    Wishing the best luck to Truffles and the surgeons today!

  8. Linda Hayes

    Truffles –sending you love this will not heal you but the hands you are in will –wishing you well from the uk

  9. Svetlana

    feel so sorry I can’t send anythıng. ı have no credıt card to do it. posted this blog to several groups about Dogs, they deleted it. i guess they only share sweet puppy pictures :(((

  10. Nelda Percival

    I have a question, I donate monthly to some animal shelters. Is there a way to donate monthly to Let’s adopt global?

  11. Kerry Himmel

    Just chipped in for you Truffle! Please stay strong & keep us updated. So many good people out here that truly love you!!! Kerry & Destiny

  12. Viktor Larkhill

    Hi Nelda…
    Many thanks for your question.. No, we don’t have such a system in place. I guess in the new year we will have a standing order donation system but so far we didn’t have the chance to set it up. My suggestion is for you to follow us on FB and whenever you see a project/rescue that you would like to be part of please help that one at will, I will personally keep you posted on how things are going..
    Many thanks for being there for us.
    xxx

  13. Donna McCool

    Hi, I have a wheelchair I can donate if it is needed…Please let me know…Donna

  14. I know it’s not much but if everyone would give just that little, the amount needed will be reached! I pray that she will get better… It’s encouraging to see her up on her butt ;) cute little thing! :) Get well soon truffle! <3

  15. Angel Mariani

    Sent in a small donation, all i can do right now. I know every dollar counts, it all adds up! Thank you for doing what you are doing for this sweet pup.

  16. Viktor Larkhill

    Many thanks Donna.. I will keep you posted, I think it won’t be necessary as she will walk.. Ill let you know

  17. Belinda

    Great to see Truffle on all fours didn’t think that would happen so quickly.
    Keep up the good work and hugs and kisses to Truffle

  18. Hi Victor…I had donated $50.00 to help out with Truffle’s medical bills but Dec. 25 is the deadline. Is there any way I could contribute more money after the holidays to help Truffle and Tidus also? Please let me know. Thanks!

  19. Viktor Larkhill

    Dear Deidra, many thanks… yes… we will keep it open until we manage to reach the goal otherwise we are in trouble and we have to take it from somwehwere else. :-)
    Many thanks Deidra… thank you

Leave a Reply