Drey is home
We have some fantastic news about Drey!
He is staying put and is now one of the Seymour gang.
There has been a drastic improvement in Dreys mobility since he came into foster with Helen (our Trustee), this is partly down to his own curiosity and nosiness as he doesn’t want to miss out on anything, so he is highly motivated to keep moving with Helens pack and with the children.
Luckily for Drey, Helen has a lot of space for him to explore and this has done wonders, helping him build muscles and stamina.
He isn’t out of the woods yet because he is still very young and he might need his leg amputated should it start to affect his hip or back, but we are hopeful that he carries on improving and that his leg can be saved.
Massive congratulations to Helen, Jason and all the family
To Drey, you really have fallen on all four paws with Helens family, keep using that leg and enjoy the most wonderful life with your forever family
Note from his Mummy.
This wasn’t a post I thought I would write. I’ve said to my team. No, he’s not staying.
Having him from 5 weeks old has meant he’s grown an attachment to our family and us to him. We have seen a huge difference in his leg, and we have worked really hard to build up the muscles around his hip to get him to walk. My husband adores him and said that he would take him to work each day if he could stay. Well, it was a sealed deal as he can’t be left at home.
Drey is staying with us, he will continue seeing the same vet and we have a review in a few weeks to check his hip, as it’s not in the socket . He is walking much better and his leg bends at the knee, it’s actually turned itself around which is remarkable.
We want to continue working with him and hoping we can keep his little leg. We love him so much. We hope there isn’t too many disappointed people. Xx
A little of Drey’s story below,
We have a very special little boy to introduce to you…. now called Drey
As yet, we haven’t named him so we are going to ask you to help with suggestions but first, please read about our little lad who we will call Puppy until we name him.
We were recently contacted by a supporter regarding a little pup who was a ‘Swimmers Puppy’ . He was given to her at a day old, with no history as where he’d came from. The we lady has experience of the breed and so she has lovingly hand reared him for 5 1/2 weeks, but it soon transpired she wasn’t just dealing with Swimmers as Puppy’s back leg wasn’t developing properly.
As he is so tiny, he was x-rayed awake by her vet , and it was suggested that he has an underdeveloped hip socket, and his kneecap is on the side of his leg which means he is unable to bend it.
He can get up on his feet and he can walk, but his leg is straight and doesn’t bend at the knee, almost like there’s no hinge to bend it.
The vet suggested to her his leg sound be amputated, he’s too young at the moment to put him through General Anesthesia to see what’s wrong or decide.
The lady knew we have a vast knowledge, experience and expertise so she asked if we could take him. She is absolutely heartbroken, but she has put his needs first, so no judgements please. She handed him to use earlier as intervention early will be key to his recovery.
We will be taking him to our own vet to get a treatment plan and to organise an x-ray to see exactly what we are dealing with and to give him the very best chance in life.
But for now, Puppy has no idea he doesn’t look the same as any other Puppy.
He is staying in foster with Trustee Helen Seymour and he is loving having the ‘big’ dogs to play with and his humans to adore him.