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Our Wonky Boy Gus Gives Us A Scare

Gus had a long and painful journey to get to us and endured beatings, starvation and lord knows what else but since arriving he has grown in strength and character and is showing his big puppy side, He is entranced by his new world and into absolutely everything, adores cuddles and fuss. He is so playful and loves lolloping around the play area on his wonky legs and generally hanging out being a daft pup.

He has some problems due to his brain injury but had been doing really well until Friday when his behaviour changed and he very quickly became a different dog. He was growly, even more disorientated, especially in his back end, his eyes changed and he developed a twitch above his right eye. We suspect that he may be experiencing some seizure activity which given the scarring left on his brain by the vicious beatings would not be surprising and was always a possibility. We are waiting for his x-ray history to arrive from Spain so that our vet can work out what is going on before we put him through the trauma of a full MRI. He is fine and was back to normal the next day but he is now on our vulnerable list and needs to be close to the house and fully monitored with CCTV. So we are asking for help to fund him a new heated house which will be right next to Joy and give him free range of the garden which we will also set up with CCTV so that we can keep him safe. He just needs a big ole' house full of straw and duvets and to be able to mooch out into an area in the day time and he will like being near the main house because he'll see Joy and be able to watch the goings on in the yard. We can't mix him with other dogs because he is vulnerable given his brain function and the potential for him to have an 'off day' and he gets a bit lonely so this position in the Sanctuary will be perfect for him. We have begged and borrowed and costed the house and fencing out at £500 so not too bad but given the time of year and the pressures upon the Sanctuary we would really appreciate some help to monitor him and make sure this wonderful wonky boy is happy and healthy. He is such a sweetheart, even when he was obviously having trouble and became a bit reactive, he tried to communicate that something was wrong to Joy whom he adores as if to say 'Mum, I really don't feel well....please fix it!' And we will if we can, gorgeous Gus....we promise x

If you can spare some pennies to help this wonky, wobbly ball of love we would be so very grateful Donate To Gus

You can read his story of rescue here: Where Angels Tread

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