A couple of weeks ago, this poor boy came into our care in a right mess. He was a stray/abandoned dog who’d clearly been through the wars and felt understandably anxious. We’re not entirely sure how the deep wound on his face happened but regardless we acted quickly to ensure he had the right care from the vet.

Unfortunately, his wound is too deep to stitch, so he’s been discharged back into our care with antibiotics and pain relief. He’s been having regular checks with the vet and so far he’s doing well and growing in confidence every day he’s with us but as always we do not know how deep his wounds lay.  

We’ve named this handsome boy Alaric (Vampire Diaries fans – you know!) and we’re working hard to support him on his journey to recovery. We know like so many dogs, Alaric has a beautiful soul beneath his wounds and time will help us unveil his best side.

As often is the case, we’re unsure exactly how much it’ll cost us to support Alaric’s recovery and ongoing stay until he’s ready to find his new home so if you are able to donate to his appeal we’d really appreciate your help and generosity.

You can donate directly on Facebook or Instagram, online, by calling us on 01443 226659 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm) or by texting HOPERESCUE followed by your donation amount to 70085. Texts cost your donation plus one standard network rate and you’ll be opting in to hear more from us. Text HOPERESCUENOINFO to donate but opt out of further info.

We’ll keep you updated on this lovely boy and his journey to the next point in his life. We, Alaric and all the dogs in our care would like to say a huge thank you to everyone for their continued support – whether that’s through physical donations or engaging with our posts.