Last week, we were horrified when we took in a female Shar Pei who’d been found wandering the streets alone in an appalling condition. Brought into our care by the Rhondda Cynon Taf CBC dog warden, our Welfare team quickly got to work trying to help this poor girl feel as comfortable as she could physically feel considering her condition.
The dog, who we’ve named Truffles, has severe skin issues and arrived with bloody, open sores around her neck, back and legs. She also has several lumps that will need investigating, a chronic ear infection and potential entropian in both eyes.
We have appealed for information to understand how on earth Truffles ended up in such a horrible way but as of yet no one has come forward.
We fear it’s very likely she was purposely abandoned due to her condition and the likely costs and questions she’d bring if taken to the vets. Truffles has now done her 7 days with us at Hope Rescue so she’s officially in our care.
Truffle's skin is already looking better after a week of medication although there is still some way to go. Understandably, she is uncomfortable being handled at the moment so she will be having her eyes and ears properly examined under sedation and a long lasting treatment applied where needed. This means the team can then slowly build her confidence for further handling when she is feeling better.
It is likely to be a long road to try and get this frightened girl back to the dog we imagine she once was, but as you know we’ll do our best to help her recover and find her a loving new home.
If you are in a position to help donate towards the cost of caring for Truffles we’d very much appreciate your support. You can donate directly on Facebook or via our website 👉 You can also call us on 01443 226659 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm) or text TRUFFLES followed by your donation amount to 70085. Texts cost one standard network rate message plus your donation, and you'll be opting in to hear more from us. Text TRUFFLESNOINFO to donate but receive no further information.
We know if she could say thank you, Truffles would say the biggest one to you for your ongoing support of her and all Hope dogs.