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Chica – in foster

First treatment

And then the treatment began and I have to say this broke my heart seeing how useless her back legs are. She's been left struggling and suffering, whoever had her has not helped this girl at all and to think of her in pain really hurts my heart. But the FABULOUS folk at Choice Grooming & Hydrotherapy Centre have said that even 3 treatments will show improvement and 6 treatments will be incredible so I am crossing my paws and so, so, so grateful to the generosity of those who are supporting us financially – just watch this little girl. I wish that I could bring her home with me – she reminds me of my Troll – an abandoned little brindle with sad eyes 😢😢😢💔🍀

Posted by Finding Furever Homes on Thursday, 4 October 2018

Three sessions later …….



Chica is a sweet and loving staffie girl, who absolutely loves people and snuggles. She’s worried around other dogs but that’s probably because she’s scared they’ll jump on her and hurt her bad back – she’s been carrying the pain for a long time so habit there.

Since her pain medication has kicked in she has become more interested in the cats, so we think it best she doesn’t live with a cat!

She loves toys, particularly soft toys and teddies.

Chica is the sweetist little girl who loves to be loved and will benefit from a quieter home where she can be the centre of attention – will be going in to foster initially to continue her treatment plan while looking for her furever home.

Her back legs are very weak and lack muscle. The vets have found spondylosis in her spine  which makes them think she is older than the 4 years it says on her microchip. Chica will need a good nutritious diet, keep nice and slim and will probably need pain relief for life – the cost of which WE will cover ongoing.  She’s currently taking a course of hydrotherapy, which we hope will produce some strengthening of her back legs as well as reducing her back pain and we have other support planned including a physio trip and supplements.

We will provide financial help and advice to Chica’s new family, and we would cover the cost of pain relief.  She needs gentle exercise such as walking and swimming, rather than running and bouncing, but she will need exercise.

She just needs a loving home, with caring people and time to rebuild and relax. Can you give her that? We will support you financially in catering for her needs but we need you to be within travelling distance of Telford Shropshire so that she has access to all the help we can provide – eg hydrotherapy in Telford, vet in Shrewsbury etc – thanks x


If anyone can spare a few pennies towards Chica’s treatment, it would be appreciated


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