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Smashed Smartie Needs Your Help

Smashed Smartie Needs Your Help

Why we need your help

We have recently taken in a 3 year old Jack Russell Terrier who needs major surgery after being hit by a car. Smashed Smartie, as we have affectionately named her, suffered a large facial wound, multiple fractures and a dislocation of her right hip in the collision with the car. We were asked to take on her care due to the essential, expensive surgery that she now requires.

Smartie holding her leg up    

Prior to her arrival with us, she was taken to our contracted vets Filham Park Veterinary Clinic for life-saving care. Due to the trauma sustained, she was unable to stand on her hind legs but was able to weight bear on her front legs. A hip replacement was attempted but wasn’t possible due to a suspected hip socket fracture, which meant her hip wouldn’t remain in the socket. Her facial wound was cleaned and stitched. To enable her to walk pain-free and salvage the function of her limb, she now needs a Femoral Head and Neck Excision. This is a major hip operation to remove the head of the femur (the ‘ball’) within the hip joint.

Vet check  Stiches from the wound on her face

Smashed Smartie will undergo this surgery next week, when it is hoped she will be stable enough for the procedure to take place. Until then she will be cared for by our staff with pain relief, antibiotics and lots of crate rest, as advised by our vets. We will provide the best aftercare for this adorable little lady and hope to be able to afford any physiotherapy that she may need to help with her recovery. We are optimistic that once she is fully recovered she will be able to walk, run and play as she did before the accident and begin the search for her forever home.

Smashed Smartie looking at the camera

Our Deputy Manager, Ruth Rickard says: “Smashed Smartie is such a sweet, loving girl who really deserves the best chance at a pain-free life. We are so grateful our vets contacted us for help, as she is only a young dog and we believe she can have a bright future. She is eating well, seems happy in herself and has made lots of friends here at Gables already. We are confident the surgery will be a success and she will go on to make a lovely companion for someone. We really appreciate any help our amazing supporters can give towards her treatment and care.”

In her crate

It is estimated it will cost an additional £4,000 for the surgery and aftercare that Smashed Smartie will need. If we are lucky enough to raise more money than is needed it will go towards helping the other animals in our care. 

Gables Dogs & Cats Home does not receive any government funding and we have felt the financial strain from the Coronavirus pandemic, but we are determined to help Smashed Smartie.

3,200.50

raised towards 4,000.00 target

3200.50
4000.00

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Supporters

Aug 07, 2021

Ali and CJ.

Sorry you've had all this pain, hopefully you will be running around having a wagtastic time in your forever home. You deserve lots of love & cuddles. You are a Pawsome little K9.

50.00

Aug 06, 2021

Jenny W

All the best you dear little thing, it shouldn't happen to a pooch, hope you are back to yourself soon love & blessings

50.00

Aug 06, 2021

Geoff Ravenhill

Your nearly thare

25.00
(plus 6.25 giftaid)

Jul 26, 2021

Anonymous

10.00
(plus 2.50 giftaid)

Jul 25, 2021

David

Hope this helps !

10.00
(plus 2.50 giftaid)

Jul 24, 2021

Tina Deakin

Good luck with your operation beautiful girl. I hope you find your forever home very soon.

10.00

Jul 13, 2021

Anonymous

Good luck Smashed Smartie, let?s get you back to fitness x

20.00

Jul 13, 2021

Anonymous

Good luck with your surgery

5.00
(plus 1.25 giftaid)

Jul 12, 2021

Anonymous

20.00
(plus 5.00 giftaid)

Jul 07, 2021

Ann and Malcolm McGarrigle

In memory of our own little girl,Milly who passed away recently.

50.00
(plus 12.50 giftaid)

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Total raised so far

3,200.50

Total plus Gift Aid 3,814.38

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