Help Spulia run again

Help Spulia to run again! 

Four months ago our playful Westie Spulia started limping and some days refused to walk at all. She was diagnosed with chronic Cranial Cruciate Ligament Disease on both legs.
CCL rupture is the tearing of an important ligament in the stifle joint (knee), disabling her to walk regularly. This condition is giving her pain while running, using the stairs, jumping and even enjoying her daily walks. It is keeping her from having a regular happy doggie lifestyle, sadly jumping and enjoying her activities in the park such as chasing occasional squirrels and rolling around with other fellow dogs are no longer allowed.  

Spulia is just 7 years old, having all of her life ahead to be enjoyed and to be lived at its fullness. The condition, if not treated, will reduce her future to a life of isolation being confined indoors, having only short walks and forgetting about squirrel chasing for the rest of her life.  A life half-lived and sustained by painkillers and medicines, that in long term will affect her health.  

For those who knows Spulia, she is such an amazing friend, always ready to play, running around and chasing her favourite toy the pink " PIGGIE".  Spulia is always there to give love and to show her affection, rubbing her head all over or poking you with her hairy paw to get your attention, whether to play or to get a cheeky treat.  She's also a traveller and loved to take the train, spending all day outdoor, discovering new places and making new friends-but now this is impossible due to the CCL that constrains her to a max of 15 min walk around the block.  She is a really special being,  able to heal, relax and cheer up with her funny expressions and goofy attitude.  She helped us and many our friends during hard times, with her gentle way of communicating her love, making you feel better just with a glance.
She is the apple of everyone's eye!!  Once you get to meet her, it will be hard to forget a doggie with such a quirky and unique attitude who can give out so much.

After four months of painkillers and injections, we unfortunately have no choice but to opt for the surgery.  
The operation will ultimately solve this issue once and for all, giving Spulia the chance to gain back the freedom of movement and the life she always conducted. 

We consulted several animal hospitals and the quote for the surgery starts from £ 3.600 for each leg .
The overall process from the first surgery will take months until she will finally be able to run again.
In addition, there will be quite a lot of other expenses such as X-Rays, sedations, vets check-ups, physiotherapy and hydrotherapy during the phase of rehabilitation. Unfortunately, the insurance is limited to £1000 per year, per condition or illness, therefore we will only be able to get £1000 out of the £4000 cover that we have on our insurance.

If you would like to support us in helping Spulia run again, every little help is much appreciated!  
In addition, our dear friends iMMA are celebrating their 10 years anniversary and together with Delivery Office will host an event on the 5th of April to celebrate and at the same time help Spulkyte. Everybody who will donate on this page will have a free access to the concert that will be hosted at Nambucca - 596 Holloway road E7 6LB. We will also have a raffle during the night with some fun prizes, too!!! Hope you will be there with us

Donations

  • Kevin Bsy 
    • £10 
    • 2 mos
  • Ian Richards  
    • £20 
    • 3 mos
  • Michael East 
    • £15 
    • 3 mos
  • Kevin Foskett 
    • £14 
    • 4 mos
  • Liz Dean 
    • £20 
    • 4 mos
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Fundraising team: Tiki Tiki (2)

Jelena Malceva 
Organizer
Raised £126 from 5 donations
London, Greater London, United Kingdom
Nicola Rinaldi 
Team member
Raised £50 from 3 donations
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