The biggest expense in dog rescue are Vet bills.
Friends of the Hound spends over $100,000 each year on veterinary treatments for the Greyhounds we save.
Last year, this beautiful boy was surrendered to our program but when Lisa met the trainer in Brisbane to collect Tim he was lame. We were not aware of this before taking him, but he had apparently suffered a fractured hock months previously. FOTH arranged for his leg to be surgically repaired and undertook the after-care. Unfortunately, it wasn’t without problems – he had a pressure sore on his foot and later developed a bone infection.
Tim has been in long-term foster care and sadly after many, many months of physiotherapy, ongoing vet visits and optimum care, the bone density in his leg had deteriorated, requiring amputation. This recent surgery went well, but complications set in afterward, requiring days of specialist veterinary intervention. Poor Tim has been through so much – it is heart-breaking to think of the pain and discomfort he has suffered. But he has come through, and can now be a happy, carefree hound.
This has all come at incredible cost – but once a dog is in our care and we are responsible for their health and happiness – it is, of course, our duty to do whatever we can.
Tim is one of many Greyhounds that is thankful for your support and donations.