Hastings woman launches appeal to help family pet Teddy to walk again

A Hastings woman has launched an appeal to help her much loved pet dog to walk again

Thursday, 4th March 2021, 12:07 pm

Jasmine Harvey and daughter Sascha have had French bulldog Teddy since he was a puppy. He’s now four years old.

She said: “A few days ago my boy stopped jumping up on the sofa and I was concerned he had hurt his back. We discovered Teddy had hurt his spine and had paralysis in his hind legs.

“Luckily the vets acted quickly and we were referred to the Royal Veterinary College in Hertfordshire, where Teddy was placed in intensive care as he had stopped breathing through distress.

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“The staff put Teddy on a ventilator where he luckily stabilised. The next week is crucial for his recovery. Unfortunately our insurance only covers £2,500 and all his surgery care and treatment for 10 days is estimated at between £6,500 to £7,000.”

In desperation Jasmine has launched a gofundme appeal in the hope of getting Teddy the treatment he needs to be able to fully recover.

She said: “This is something I never thought I would have to do. My heart is breaking and I am scared I will lose my best friend.

Teddy has been given an 80% chance of survival after his operation. I would be so grateful if everyone can pray or send healing thoughts please.”

Jasmine and Teddy SUS-210403-114236001