Hello I’m Karen and I’m raising £2000 to pay for life-saving treatment for Dias who is a beautiful rescue English setter from Zakinthos Greece where he was rescued by Healing Paws Animal Rescue charity.
I volunteer with Healing Paws Animal Rescue helping to find good homes for the numerous abandoned and often ill treated dogs, cats, kittens, and puppies.
Healing Paws is a self funding charity depending entirely on donations and fundraising to fund the cost of feeding, housing and vet bills for he many abandoned and stray animals.
Dias tells us his story here of his life to date:
Since I couldn’t hunt they left me in the pen until I was four years old, I was with other dogs, they never let me out, I didn’t get warts or firstWhen I was born I lived with my mum, my brothers and my sisters with a family who wanted us to be hunting dogs; when I was still a baby I was taken away from my mum, I was put into a pen with other dogs and pretty much left there until they thought I was old enough to hunt, I was not a good hunting dog, I’m too kind and too gentle and also of course even though we may be from a breed that usually does hunt we still have to be taught. In my country a lot of people don’t teach us and certainly didn’t teach us kindly seeming to think that we should just know how to do it.
Since I couldn’t hunt I was just left in the pen with other dogs until I was four years old, I wasn’t looked after well, not fed much, and people were mean to me. In the end the lovely family from Healing Paws rescued me and took me home, where they took me to the vet, because I wasn’t very well, fed me, loved me and cared for me until I was strong enough to come to England to live with a foster family.
My lovely foster family have looked after me for five years now, they decided that they would keep me with them because I was just so terrified of people, animals , everything that they thought it was kinder for them to look after me than try to settle me in another home. That’s worked out really well, I’m really happy that they did that, now though my vet says I’ve got cancer and we need help to pay for the treatment; my vet says that if I have the treatment I can be cured and carry on with my happy life. My vet says it will cost about £2000 and I’m very much hoping that you will help us to pay for it.
Sending much love from Dias and Karen. We will keep you up-to-date with how I’m getting along.
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