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Charlie the greyhound appeal


a resident of
Whittingham Greyhound Re-homing Kennels


Charlie is 10 years old and has lived in a home for 6 years.

He did not come from Whittingham Kennels but was taken in by us in May 2011 when his owners said they were moving house and could no longer keep him.

Charlie was panting and wheezy and appeared to have difficulty breathing and the vet who examined him diagnosed Laryngeal Paralysis which is a life
threatening condition.

Left un-treated Charlie will become intolerant to exercise, heat, stress or anything which puts the slightest burden on his already lessening ability to take in air.

Eventually it will cause collapse and death from lack of oxygen.

Charlie’s condition can be successfully treated with surgery with entails tying back one of the laryngeal cartilages thus opening the larynx and allowing normal breathing.

Unfortunately the required surgery is expensive (estimated to be between £1000 and £2000) and way beyond the means of Whittingham Kennels which relies very much on donations for it’s day to day running.

Charlie can only be saved if we can raise the funds through the generosity of people like you and your friends. So if you are able I would be very grateful for any amount that you can spare.

A real bonus would be to find him a loving home … We would take him, if it wasn’t for the fact that we have only 6 weeks ago re-homed another retired greyhound and now have 2 hounds already.

Please send any donations that you collect from family & friends direct to me; cheques should be made payable to James Roberts who is coordinating the appeal on behalf of Johanna Beumer OBE who runs
Whittingham Kennels http://wkretiredgreyhounds.blogspot.com

Jim Roberts who has been one of Whittingham volunteers since 2000 is coordinating the fund-raising for Charlie. You can also call him on 01268 414123 if you need any further information.

Thank you in advance for your support!

Monique xx


Pointless dew claws

One of our dogs cracked a dew claw again today.

These pointless nails are the ones that just hang down from the side of a dog’s front (and sometime also back) legs and are really accident prone.

Both our dogs have ripped theirs on more than one occasion: a really horrible thing with the broken nail just dangling there with a bleeding nail bed and the ripped nail getting caught in things.

This time round we have decided with the vet to have both nails removed once and for all.

To clip the damaged nail would require an anaesthetic so why not take the opportunity to sort the problem at the root so to speak.

Poor Keane, another lot of stitches and bandages which will bring back memories of his horrible accident in March.

Nurse will prepare some extra tasty stewing steak to cheer the patient up tomorrow evening!


Glum looking Keane

Glum looking Keane