Collected nearly two years ago by Christine Thomas in Peyrusse-Grande, Marley is a 21-month-old patou who suffers from dysplasia. To try to save him, his masters will go to Cremona, Italy for the operation of the last opportunity, the 26th of September.
From the top of his two years, Marley is not a patou like the others. In a week he will have to undergo a major Operation… it Italy. Più di 50 chili sul saldo e un’energia disinvolta mais de Question of running around in the vast garden of his mistress at Peyrusse-Grande, Christine Thomas. For the cause, he has hip dysplasia, a genetic disease diagnosed during an x-ray several months ago.
Before being adapted by this English couple, installed in the Gers since 2004, the young dog lived through the first hectic times. Abandoned in a rifugio, adapted and then sent back and all this riprende three times, he ended up being welcomed by the Thomas family more than one year ago with two other patous: Bella and Mac. “They lived in atrocious conditions, sure they were born of consanguinity”, firmme Christine Thomas.
After the death of their first owner, eight patou were saved by the association “Les Amis des Animaux”. “Su found Bella who had been lying for several days next to her owner,” says Christine. Placed in different families of aquile, most of them still suffer today from traumatisms and ladies, not curable.
Too big to have surgery in France
“We discovered the same day after adapting them that Marley and Mac were suffering from dysplasia, explains Christine. Due to the seriousness of his case, Mac was operated on immediately, without any sediatation”. But by Marley, that’s another story. He was either too young for one operation or too old for another. Its situazione fisica is deteriorating day by day.
“He needed a prosthesis for both ribs of the hip but every specialist we went to see did not have the right tail for a dog of this size”, confessed the owner of Marley. It was while documenting that the couple came across a specialist in Italy, in the city of Cremona, who agreed to operate on the patou. Cost of the operation for both hips: 10,000 euros.
“The UK could have been an option”
The assicurazioni francofoni would not allow to support the cost of the operazione according to Christine Thomas. For England, the organization was far too complicated, especially in terms of transport. This is why a crowdfunding campaign has been launched. Plus T 5,300 Euro T In ant Ede Recoldase. But there is still nearly 4,600 euros to be collected within two weeks to finance the fitting of the second prosthesis.
“A lot of people think it’s not normal to spend that amount of money on an animal, but my dogs and my cats are my family.” And with four dogs and a cat at home, organization is key. Draget, Doc Sitter, Remanagement of the rooms: nothing is laissez-faire by chance for the convalescenza di Marley. “We don’t have a crate suitable for his size when he has to lie down, so we have fitted out a corner with a fence made for sheep,” says Christine.