You’ve gotta love a smart dog! When you adopt a dog and it becomes an assistance dog without you even knowing it was going to be…. They adopted a dog from Gumtree last year who was supposed to be euthanised if not
rehomed asap. Alana Fox drove over and took Jax – Border Collie X Labrador.
They got him home and he was acting unusually – running between the daughter’s room and the Mother’s. They thought they’d made a mistake getting him and when Alana went to see what he was doing she found her daughter was having a panic attack and the dog was trying to alert her. Not bad for day 1!
From then on he has kept the daughter calm, always positions himself to be beside her and alerts her Mother if there is a concern. Alana then had an accident – fell and fractured her ankle. Multiple surgeries failed and she had to have a below-knee amputation last year. The fibula end is causing problems so she can’t get a prosthesis fitted and may need to return to theatre to have it trimmed. She was placed on DSP, had 1/2 price taxis, etc but had to borrow from both daughters to pay living expenses, etc. She was maxed out and in debt which includes the consultation for Jax at Sandown Vet.
Jax needed urgent dental surgery which the family was never going to be able to afford so in we stepped. PMC to the rescue.
Thanks to Southern Animal Health and volunteer driver Michelle Layet who drove to pick them up and drop them home.
Pet Medical Crisis relies on public donations to assist pensioners and disadvantaged owners who cannot afford life-saving veterinary care.