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Ended Feb 11, 2015
Rosie is a rescue dog from Romania who arrived in the UK in February, aged 6 months. I rehomed her the following month, and sadly we have been struggling with illnesses from day one. We are raising money to help towards the vet bills past and present. More ...

Rosie is a rescue dog from Romania who has lived most of her life in kennels there.  She arrived in the uk in Feb 2014 and was supported by a charity before I adopted her in March.  Sadly she was quite poorly from day one with different issues, then she developed redness and sores on her legs.  The vet has now diagnosed demodex, a form of mite that burrows under the dogs skin and is quite prolific.  It takes hold if the dog is malnourished and has a poor immune system, which sadly is why Rosie has been unable to fight them off.  Whilst the rescue centre have provided as much financial support as they can, the bills are growing weekly.  Unfortunately whilst insurance was taken out, I discovered when I called them they were not actually prepared to cover her main breed type.  They cancelled my policy immediately.  Now the demodex cannot be covered by any insurance. 

Having tried different medications unsuccessfully, Rosie now has to endure weekly chemical baths at the vet.  She must stay in each time for the day as she reacted badly the first time and needed emergency treatment.   Having owned Rosie for 4 months the bill to vet is currently £550 just for the demodex problem and each week this increases by £55 with on going treatment. 

Since moving in, Rosie has gone from a scared dog terrified to leave the house to a more confident pup, who is trying to enjoy her new life and get used to the world.  She adores other dogs, and is particularly fond of socks!  We are running a fundrasing walk for Rosie, details here:

Rosie has a facebook page...Rosie Underdog where you can follow her progress.

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