Thursday, April 3, 2014

Heather

Heather is a gorgeous young 14 year old who has had a very spoilt life! She weighs in at 4kg and according to her height she should be about 2.5 kg. Despite her weight, she has only the very beginnings of mild luxating knee joints. Both heart and lungs are excellent. She will be de-sexed, immunised, micro-chipped. Her price is $150.

UPDATE as at 12th May 2014.  Our dear little Heather came down with kennel cough after we had her immunised with C5.  She has been on antibiotics now for almost two weeks and been coughing a lot, so cough mixture to help her.  She is so much better now and the coughing is only happening now and then, so she will be OK for surgery to have her teeth done in the next couple of weeks.
Further UPDATE  as of 31st. May, 2014.  Poor little Heather developed pleurisy and has been on two more courses of drugs to treat her and these have been very effective.  So much so that there was no "wheezing" now for 24 hours, so fingers are crossed!  Little one was getting quite distressed with all the coughing, as were we!  So relieved to see her feeling much happier.


Update - Tuesday 06 May 2014, 12:10:36 PM
We received an anonymous comment asking why we are charging money for a fourteen year old dog. Quote: "you should be giving this dog away to a good home not asking money for it, she is 14 yrs old and only wants to find a loving home for her remaining years".
It is a good question and I appreciate the concern raised over the welfare for an older dog like Heather.
We are charging a minimum fee for Heather which will in no way cover the veterinary costs that Chihuahua Rescue Victoria have outlaid:
  • She has been immunised with C5;
  • She is booked in to have her teeth cleaned and several to be removed;
  • She has been de-sexed;
  • She has been micro-chipped.
These are all costs that we are willing to pay because we care deeply for the welfare of all the dogs we rescue, old and young. However, it is not realistic to expect this all to happen for free - it takes money to keep rescuing these little dogs, so we do what we can to recover costs.
We have three wonderful people who are waiting to adopt her and are prepared to pay the fee we are asking for her.

2 comments:

  1. Love your work, Chihuahuas are very special little friends, I noticed your comments about costs and I think that the dedication of the people involved with this program is wonderful. If you cant afford to pay the $400 for the dog then you will probably need to carefully consider if you are able to afford the costs of future health issues that come with older dogs

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  2. Thanks for your very special work. Ditto the previous comment.

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