Donation helps Boxer Breeze recover from tumour at rescue centre

A Boxer who came into a dog rescue centre with a massive mammary tumour and endured a long and expensive operation is on the road to recovery thanks to a donation from Petplan.

Wednesday, 6th July 2016, 12:09 pm
Updated Wednesday, 6th July 2016, 1:21 pm
Breeze on the road to recovery after surgery

Thanks to the donation Three Counties Dog Rescue, based in Bourne, can pay for the recovery needs of Breeze.

The charity has successfully re-homed over 6,000 dogs and cats and vows to be there for each and every animal for the rest of their lives.

Overseer of Three Counties Dog Rescue Gyll Mauchline, who has shown a lifelong passion for animal welfare and dedication to pursuing the health and happiness of pets and owners, said: “Animals come to neglect and abandonment through no fault of their own. We want to get it right for them and we are still there for them for the rest of their lives. This donation from Petplan has allowed us to help yet another dog in need.”

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Overseer of Three Counties Dog Rescue Gyll Mauchline recieving the donation from Petplan

Gyll also recalled the case of German shepherd / Doberman cross Caesar who was attacked when he was just 10 weeks old and who arrived at the centre with multiple fractures and extensive nerve damage. As a result of his injuries, Caesar’s jaw grew twisted and was only able to open a few millimetres.

Caesar was skeletal but thanks to the tireless dedication of the Rescue’s voluntary surgical team and six years of recovery behind him, Cesar is unrecognisable as the starved and shaken pup that arrived at Three Counties. He now weights 50kg and is, says Gyll, “an incredible dog.”

Petplan’s Head of Marketing, Isabella von Mesterhazy, added: “At Petplan we work with over 1,200 animal charities, more than any other pet insurer. We understand the challenges animal welfare organisations face and provide four weeks’ free insurance to anyone rehoming a pet from one of our animal charities.”

Isabella continues: “Pet insurance can help pet owners cover the cost of unexpected veterinary treatment and provides reassurance for adopters during those precious first weeks while an adopted animal settles into its new home. It also offers peace of mind for charities; uninsured animals are more likely to be returned to the rehoming centre if they are ill or injured. Having your pet insured is an important part of taking care of its future health.”

Overseer of Three Counties Dog Rescue Gyll Mauchline recieving the donation from Petplan

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