Just when we think we have seen the worst, we are left shocked and saddened again.

10-year-old terrier Stanley came into our care last week as a stray.

He had a number of urgent medical needs including a heavy flea burden, overgrown nails, sore skin and a chronic eye infection. The most shocking though was the state of his poor mouth. Some teeth were falling out as he was examined and the rest had severe tartar and were protruding at an angle. The halitosis, as you can imagine, was really quite something!

The only way Stanley could eat was to lap up liquid food using his tongue which hung out the side of his mouth. Despite the agony Stanley must have been experiencing he still continuously wagged his tail for us and was the sweetest little chap!

Stanley has had urgent dental surgery and is currently recovering in a foster home.

The dental surgery itself proved challenging - this has been such a long-standing issue for Stanley that his jaw muscles have tightened to the point that he cannot open his mouth properly. All teeth but one were removed and once he is feeling better we will slowly start to add some more solid food into Stanley’s diet in the hope we can build his jaw muscles up again. 

It is extremely sad to think of the suffering Stanley has been through up to this point, but we are hopeful this will now be a new, pain free start for him.

We expect the total cost of getting Stanley ready for adoption to be over £1000. Can you help us with an urgent donation today? We are currently helping more vulnerable dogs like Stanley than ever before, so your donation will make an immediate impact.

Thank you

You can make a regular or one off donation here on our website, or text GIVEHOPE to 70490 to donate £10* You can donate over the phone on 01443 226659 or by cheque payable to Hope Rescue, Cynllan Lodge, Old Llanharry Road, Llanharan, CF72 9NH.

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