Can you help Banjo begin a new life without pain

By Labrador Rescue

The beautiful Banjo came to us from a giveaway on Facebook. Yet another Labrador cast aside because he had grown out of his cuteness & had developed problems that were most likely inherited by a genetic problem passed down by poor breeding.

Banjo was a very chubby 1 year old boy and needed to find someone that would love him. Instantly he became part of our foster family, a very loving & happy boy.

Once we got him home, we noticed that he was having difficulty with his back legs when he walked. After testing, the Vet advised that Banjo was in a very sad predicament. The Vet advised that our darling boy was certainly in extreme pain due to his legs spending more time dislocated than they do in the knee joints. The saddest part was the fact that he has never known life without extreme pain. Some days you can see it in his eyes, but no matter how painful his legs are, he will always get up and come to greet you with his whole bottom wagging, just like a typical Labrador. It’s heartbreaking to watch each day, so we decided to seek the opinion of a Specialist Vet.

A light at the end of the tunnel has come for Banjo from Queensland Veterinary Specialists in Brisbane, who will help Banjo to become the Labrador he was always meant to be.

Banjo will have two intensive surgeries over the next few months. Both surgeries will be long & painful, his recovery after each surgery even longer, not to mention expensive. The first surgery will be on his left leg to fix his bones & straighten his leg. After a 6 week quiet recovery period, Banjo will go in for the second surgery to fix his right leg, which appears to be more damaged than his left. Again, this will be a long surgery with a recovery period of approximately 6 more weeks. After a final check by his Surgeons, this loving boy will know life without pain. He will be free to run & play like a 2 year old Labrador should. Banjo will have a new life, thanks to the amazing love & dedication of his foster family & extended families & the determination of his Surgeons at QVS.

Now is where we ask for your help. Each surgery has been quoted at $6,500 each, a total of $13,000. We know it is a lot to ask for, we know it is a lot to put Banjo through, but every life deserves a second chance and Banjo deserves a happy, healthy & pain free life.

Can you help Banjo begin a new life without pain? Everything, anything at all helps and is tax deductible as we are a registered charity... $5, $10, $20 every bit goes a long way.

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Good luck Banjo I hope you ll be pain free soon thank you Labrador rescue for doing such a wonderful job, we adopted our beautiful Mia from you 6 years ago, we love her very much.
Annie Lakidis 2020-04-21 00:06:00
Dear Banjo, hope this helps towards getting you to the life you so deserve little buddy. It will all be worth it. All the best x
Anonymous 2017-02-01 17:40:16
We got our own lovely boy from Lab Rescue we think you re doing a great job. We d like to donate to Banjo s operation and if you receive more money than you need, please put it towards helping one of the others in your care. Best wishes, Kay and Paul Harrison
Paul Harrison 2017-01-30 12:08:42
I am the proud owner of Violet and thankful for everyones help. We absolutely love her.
Anonymous 2017-01-29 11:13:39
John Marthick 2017-01-29 11:11:12
We hope and pray that Banjo is able to have his surgery soon.
Susan M. Clarke 2017-01-28 18:06:12
Get well soon Banjo and have a wonderful life free of pain!
Svetlana Mironova 2017-01-28 06:38:32
Thank you for all the work you do! X
Ellen Davies 2017-01-28 05:32:52
Our chocolate Labrador, Joe had the same operation several years ago and he is doing well at 12! We are sure Banjo will enjoy a long and happy life after his surgery and will be well looked after with the wonderful vet specialist staff. Thank you to all our fellow Labrador Lovers x
Janine Snodgrass 2017-01-27 21:18:21
May all your dreams come true
Marilyn Geard 2017-01-27 12:34:08
Thank you Lab Rescue for doing such wonderful work. Our second lab, Gary, who didn t respond to his name his foster mother said so we re named him Pablo gave our other lab Ishan a new lease of life and together they have become the best of mates. Pablo has brought, like all beautiful labs, wonderful happiness, laughter and joy into our home not to mention the odd torn cushion or sock! When a new hole appears in the garden my husband comments on his ever improving landscaping skills.
Julie Anderson 2017-01-27 12:33:04
Anonymous 2017-01-27 11:27:20
Gorgeous boy. Get well soon.
Helen Murnane 2017-01-27 10:36:53
All our best wishes to banjo
Hawkwood consulting Sanderson DG and JA 2017-01-27 09:41:26
Good luck with the surgeries Banjo! I hope you find the relief you deserve.
Minka Coxhell 2017-01-27 08:43:17
My beautiful Marley came from Labrador Rescue. We hope Banjo is soon free from pain, fit and well and finds his forever home. Jane, Rob, Asia Marley
Jane Garrett 2017-01-27 05:25:35
Its a Labrador thing ! Good luck little man. Happy life coming your way.
John Willis 2017-01-27 04:22:44
Anonymous 2017-01-27 00:37:58
Good luck Banjo.
Anonymous 2017-01-26 23:31:42
Deb Duff 2017-01-26 23:21:59
Beth Roberts 2017-01-26 23:16:16
I hope this helps.
Dave Hoel 2017-01-26 22:03:53
Good luck Banjo. Donation made in honour of beautiful Oakley, a much loved member of our family who bought us so much joy and who also needed significant surgery when she was a puppy. Money well spent, she bought us so much joy and Banjo will be an absolute joy too.
Sandra Kennedy 2017-01-26 21:11:40
Nick P Hodgers 2017-01-26 21:03:02
We lost our lab last year, miss hrr dearly every day
adam smith 2017-01-26 21:02:56
Katie Geeves 2017-01-26 20:38:39
Much love and best wishes from Chelsea in Adelaide, our wonderful rescue lab since august 2016.
Damon Arandelovic 2017-01-26 19:05:25
Hope you will soon be pain free beautiful boy xxx
Anonymous 2017-01-26 18:54:53
Jean Cantlay 2017-01-26 18:37:28
Tom Grant 2017-01-26 18:24:36
Nashleema Pty Ltd Pty Ltd 2017-01-26 17:26:10
Nearly there Banjo!
Iain Trapnell 2017-01-26 17:15:14
Annette Brown 2017-01-26 17:13:47
Debbie Cooper 2017-01-26 16:53:23
Good luck Beautiful Banjo!
Sam Whiteley 2017-01-26 16:40:26
Glenda Moon 2017-01-26 16:39:30
I absolutely love Labradors and I really hope Banjo can have his operations so that he can live a normal life.
Ryan, Meg + Wade Pustolla 2017-01-26 16:38:29
Tigger and Phoenyx have donated their pocket money
Michelle McLoughlin 2017-01-26 16:38:01
Got help a dog called Banjo on Australia Day
Nerida Harvey 2017-01-26 16:33:14
Andrea Rawlinson 2017-01-26 16:26:34
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