Assisi Animal Sanctuary is Northern Ireland's largest independent animal welfare charity providing shelter for up to 200 companion animals - cats, dogs and rabbits.
We are asking for your help to raise funds for one special dog. Her name is Sasha and she is a dwarf German Shepherd.
Sasha was found wandering the streets of Cookstown by a member of the public and was taken to the local pound where she was rescued by Assisi Animal Sanctuary. No one knows how Sasha ended up as a stray at 14 months old, but thankfully for her she can now get the medical treatment that she requires, with your help.
Sasha’s front right leg is crooked, she cannot put pressure on it and is often seen limping on this foot. Her deformed leg was caused by the bones in her growth plates which didn’t form properly. If this was left to continue it would only get worse and soon, without very major surgery, Sasha would not be able to walk or play anymore and would probably have to have her leg amputated.
Assisi sought the expert advice of two top local Orthopaedic Surgeons, Greg Dunlop, from Earlswood Vets, Belfast and Alessandro Piras at Cromlyn House Vets, Hillsborough. They agreed that major surgery would be needed to save Sasha’s leg. She will need two procedures a few weeks apart to fix her problem, which will involve cutting and realigning the damaged bones then using special plates to hold the bones in place while they are healing. This should save Sasha’s leg, allowing her to lead a full and pain free life. These operations will cost around £2,500 – £3,000 in total, and Assisi needs your help to raise these much needed funds.
If you would like to help Sasha please donate through any of these ways:
• At Assisi Animal Sanctuary, 1 Old Bangor Road, Conlig, Newtownards, Co. Down in person or by
ringing the Sanctuary on – 028 9181 2622
• Through Sasha’s JustGiving page: www.justgiving.com/assisi-sasha
• At the Assisi charity shop, 6 High Street, Ballynahinch, Co Down
• Text ASSI05 to 70070 with your chosen amount. e.g. ASSI05 £10.
Click on the video below to see Sasha in the garden.
For more information on Sasha, please call the Sanctuary on 028 9181 2622.
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