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Poppy The Puppy Set To Have Surgery To Restore Vision

Tuesday October 15 2013

Poppy Poppy

HOW about this to warm the cockles of your hearts? Ten-month-old Poppy the puppy has never had full vision in her eyes, but that's all set to change thanks to her owners and Barnsley's generous folk.

Poppy, a boxer, has cataracts on both eyes and is virtually blind. Her owners were determined to ensure she had a brighter future and have have raised the £4,010 needed to fund restorative sight surgery.

Nikki Wroe, of Falmouth Close, Monk Bretton, said: "We all love Poppy, she's such an amazing loving character and as soon as we were told how bad her vision was we were determined to try to help her."

The family organised a sponsored dog walk and other fundraising events to raise money.

Nikki says the kindness of people in Barnsley who read about Poppy's plight has overwhelmed them.

"When we set off in April £4,000 seemed an impossible amount of money to raise. We were determined, but we never thought so many people would help us so much and we're so grateful."

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Reply Posted by Nikki Rowe on Wednesday October 16 2013 at 21:44
Thank you to everyone who has supported us and helped raise the money we have needed for Poppy's operation she is having it done on 30th oct in Manchester so massive day for us all xx

Reply Posted by Zoe on Friday October 18 2013 at 20:08
Hope all goes well for poppy. :)

Reply Posted by jayne tonge on Friday October 18 2013 at 20:33
Amazing story I hve a boxer amaxing beautiful pets to hve. Hope everythinh goes well for her if u r on Facebook join bdrne (boxer dog rescue) even if yr boxer not a rescuey u can join fab people witj lots of support & help & lots of fab boxer pics x

Reply Posted by June on Friday October 18 2013 at 20:38
People are being evicted from their homes and children living in poverty yet 4k is wasted on a dog? The mind boggles

Reply Posted by animal lover, on Saturday October 19 2013 at 12:36
JUNE,she probably go and get pissed up,and would sooner spend it on ale,i bet she don't work,drinks ,smokes,the very sad witch,,

Reply Posted by jane on Friday October 25 2013 at 18:19
i cannot believe how nasty people can be. this is my sisters dog and i also have one of the litter which is poppy's brother, and i can asure everyone who wants to be nasty that my sister and my brother in law have done everything they can to help poppy and have spent alot of their own money on constant treatment for her and at the end of the day the people that have donated their money to poppy are the ones that care about animals. every penny has gone for poppy's operation which will be done next week.
so to all of you that are making nasty comments you are probably the ones that are on the dole ,getting pissed up every night and are been evicted,and jelous cause someone is helping a lovely dog instead of you. so if you have nothing good to say then keep your opinions to yourselfs

Reply Posted by shaz on Friday October 18 2013 at 20:54
June u insensitive bitch this poor puppy is someones much loved pet people choose to raise funds and has for children living in poverty if it wasnt for parents not working or spending money on drugs and shit there wouldnt be any of it so get a grip !!!

Reply Posted by . on Friday October 18 2013 at 21:00
Well said shaz!!

Here hoping all goes well for poppy!!

Reply Posted by anorak on Saturday October 19 2013 at 12:32
There is always one and June is that.....This is why I prefer animals over people. I would find that sort of money to look after mine. So shut up June! I hope all goes well for Poppy.

Reply Posted by Miss.N on Sunday October 20 2013 at 18:51
June if people want to donate their money they damn well can, it's THEIR MONEY not yours so what the hell has it got to do with you?

Good luck pup! :)

Reply Posted by mrs k on Thursday October 24 2013 at 16:07
Some people are just thoughtless when it comes to animals and as we can all see june is one of them, shame on you when loads of people have tried to help poor poppy be able to gain her sight. Nice people that have helped poppy also help children too when needed so if people getting evicted has anything to do with this then my mind boggles too, stupid women.

Reply Posted by Nikki on Thursday October 24 2013 at 23:29
To June and animal lover I really have to refrain from what I really want to say because it really wouldn't be nice! To June yes people are been evicted from there homes that is not my fault and just to add to the fact I worked for 13 years helping people to have a better start in life so don't judge we have not forced anyone to give but people urged us to run a story cos they wanted to help we could leave poppy blind but want to give her the best possible life! What is so bad with that! And as for animal lover you should really change your user name because it does not obviously ring true of yourself can I just point out that I don't smoke,I don't go out I work and I also have 2 disabiled children that I care for full time so don't dare tell me what I spend my money on because I give everything to my family and pets so go away and keep your opinions to yourself
Can I just say THANKYOU so much to all the people that have supported poppy and us and will keep everyone informed of how the operation goes xxx

Reply Posted by animal lover on Friday October 25 2013 at 18:31
please read the post again nikki,i am 100% on your side,i have pets myself and I would also do anything for them,the reply t was to the horrible lady june,i was stating that she(june)smoked and drank and would rather spend money on things like that rather then pay to help an animal,,,

Reply Posted by Nikki on Saturday October 26 2013 at 19:01
Can I please say a massive sincere apology to ANIMAL LOVER I did read your post wrong it looked like you were saying your comment to June! I am so sorry it just felt like we were been judged for something we do not do! I will now try to remove my post and leave this one on for anyone who saw it!
But as for June my post still stands

Reply Posted by animal lover on Saturday October 26 2013 at 19:34
nikki,i hope everything you and your family are doing for poppy is successful,i could have worded previous post a little better so it was easy to understand,i still mean everything I posted about june,sadly june has probably never had anybody to love,so doesn,t understand the meaning of the story.good luck!!!