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Owners Hope For Brighter Future For Puppy

Wednesday April 17 2013

POPPY the puppy has never seen the world around her clearly since she was born four months ago.

She has severe cataracts on both her eyes and relies on her owners and her mum Lola to guide her to food, drink or anywhere else she might need to go.

Lola acts as her "guide" dog and should she ever get too far away little Poppy will simply sit down and cry for her help.

Their owner, Nicola Wroe, is determined to ensure Poppy has a brighter future and is setting out to raise the £4,000 needed to operate on her eyes and hopefully restore as much of her sight as possible.

"We all love Poppy, she is such an amazing little character and as soon as we were told how bad her vision was we were determined to keep and try to help her," said Nicola.

When Lola was pregnant the vets told Nicola a scan had revealed four puppies, but when the boxer had to undergo an emergency Caesarean the true size of her 11-puppy litter was revealed.

And because Lola could not feed them all, that meant a round-the-clock hand feeding rota for Nicola, of Monk Bretton.

Despite her efforts two of the puppies died, but the remaining nine were healthy and continued to thrive.

It was only several weeks later that vet checks revealed Poppy was almost blind.

"We want to get enough money to give her every medical chance she has for the best quality of life possible," said Nicola.

The owners of Poppy's brothers and sisters are also keen to help and one idea being discussed is a sponsored walk by all the other puppies to raise money.

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Reply Posted by Anna S. on Wednesday April 17 2013 at 11:34
Aww poor Poppy.
She is so beautiful.

How can we help ,please?

Reply Posted by Mick on Wednesday April 17 2013 at 18:17
Are they pedigree? Sale of pups should raise a fair bit. Asking public is a bit cheeky - your dog, your vet bill.

Reply Posted by les on Wednesday April 17 2013 at 22:18
Please read carefully........
N-acetyl-carnosine ...known as can-c
Is an eye drop formulation available for dogs and reverses the cateract disease and is positive in 96% of treatment.
there are vets in surrey who do opthalmic
surgery on dogs for £1800....very very much cheaper even if you take dog down in a taxi. look up your internet before being mugged by dick turpins......

Reply Posted by les on Wednesday April 17 2013 at 22:30
I think the cost of can- c is £29..99 it is suppose to be a russian scientific miracle
please read up on internet.....

Reply Posted by Pet lover on Thursday April 18 2013 at 22:18
Poor poppy. Anything to help the poor love hope she gets sorted out. Mick I think you will find people ask for money for a lot of things and we seem to give it no questions asked why should this be any different ? Insensitive comment about something that is clearly important to someone.

Reply Posted by Mick on Friday April 19 2013 at 11:18
Pet lover. I love animals, i'd love to have a dog but I can't afford to meet all the costs so I don't have one. While I love our countries welfare & national health system I draw the line at caring for people's animals for them.

Reply Posted by Pet Lover on Monday April 22 2013 at 09:28
Thank you for making that clear Mick. I can fully appreciate not being able to afford the costs of one and it does raise the question of insuring pets (all mine are that qualifiy due to species).
If you dont agree (and I dont in some cases) dont give to the cause, I think that is a fair way of looking at it. I would in this situation as it is unavoidable but in many others I fully agree with you on caring for others pets.

Reply Posted by meayla on Wednesday April 24 2013 at 19:47
No matter what the reasons or views etc or should have/could haves- the gift of sight to a living creature especially one with as much love to give as a boxer has , is one of the kindest things anyone could ever do,and the feeling it would give to know you have contributed would be immense.....does anyone know the facebook page name? x x