Rose and Hugo’s Journey

By Kaya's Mission

Meet Rose and Hugo.....

Cute huh..... What’s not so cute is the reason that Rose and Hugo find themselves in our care. Rose is a 4 year old Cavalier from a puppy farm and Hugo is one of her babies from her most recent litter. Hugo was developing as a normal puppy until he was vaccinated and microchipped. The following day after his Microchip was inserted he came up with a hematoma the size of a cricket ball on the chipping site. At this time blood testing confirmed Hugo was anemic and there was suspicion he had a hereditary clotting disease which would have been passed on by either his mum or dad. Given Hugo couldn’t be sold due to suspected hereditary health issues he was surrendered into our care. As soon as Rose and Hugo entered Kaya’s Mission’s care we ensured both were seen at our vets locally and both seen at the Hallam specialist Centre within 48 hours of entering our care. Hallam have immediately commenced testing for various clotting disorders and at this time we need to wait for an outcome.

Essentially what this means for Hugo is that the slightest trauma could cause bleeding that could risk his life. Desex may not even be an option due to the risk this places him at, if he was able to be desexed it would require a critical care team onboard with blood transfusions in the event the surgery created more bleeding than anticipated. Something as simple as Hugo’s canine teeth coming through could have a significant impact on his health due to the slight bleeding this can cause.

While we are very concerned about Rose and Hugo it is typical that females are carriers and are not symptomatic where as the males present with symptoms such as Hugo’s that impact of their life. We are pouring all the resources we can to get both Rose and Hugo through with hopefully a management plan that will see them live a relatively normal life however until testing comes back confirming what type of blood clotting disorder we are dealing with we have no idea what is possible. Rose and Hugo’s vet bills for the first 48 hours has already surpassed $1,500.

Given the cost of testing for each blood disorder (most are around $300 per test) we were advised to test for the most common ones first and then work back. At this stage we estimate Rose and Hugo’s care to cost at minimum $3,000. Can you spare a few dollars to assist these two beautiful little dogs.

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Thank you for your work.
Anonymous 2019-05-08 16:24:25
Nicole Morrison 2019-05-07 19:22:54
James Marshall 2019-05-07 15:59:42
I pray these dogs receive healing and live long happy lives together!
Nigel McMillan 2019-05-07 14:30:35
I hope both pooches will end up healthy and find their loving forever homes which they so deserve
Terry Casson 2019-05-07 09:16:07
Anonymous 2019-05-06 21:35:20
Caroline Lowe 2019-05-06 20:14:55
Good luck to both lovely dogs, they deserve better!
Lloyd & Tammy Millard 2019-05-06 18:46:50
Gwen Brown 2019-05-06 14:54:33
Saw your section in the Herald Sun today, and I couldnt not send some money. Hopefully it can help in some way. Best of luck, Dylan Robinson
Dylan Robinson 2019-05-06 14:05:27
Andrea Shanley 2019-05-06 12:17:38
Luv and hugs
Lisa Holt 2019-05-06 12:08:23
Anonymous 2019-05-06 10:42:25
From my little pooch to yours. Hope all goes well.
Anonymous 2019-05-06 09:05:30
Get well soon.
Susan Fenech 2019-04-18 09:28:54
I do hope that something can be done for these poor little dogs.The breeder and the vet that they were taken to are at fault.This should have been picked up on earlier.
Anonymous 2019-04-13 16:12:56
Lisa Martin 2019-04-13 06:01:49
Please let Hugo get the diagnosis and treatment he needs.
Leonie Graham 2019-04-12 19:05:41
I m memory or Will and Cass, the most beautiful Cavaliers
Anne Morris 2019-04-12 10:15:10
Anonymous 2019-04-12 07:06:29
I wish this was more but I ll keep an eye on how things go and if you still need more when pay goes in next week, I m there!
Emma Bruty 2019-04-11 23:15:39
Sorry I can t give more Good luck and thanks for your dedication and compassion for the animals
Robyn Howard 2019-04-11 23:11:13
Lisa Robinson 2019-04-11 20:49:02
Hope this becomes the best case scenario
Carolyn Boland 2019-04-11 19:36:21
Nit much but every little bit helps xo
Leonie Mansfield 2019-04-11 17:48:42
Helen Elliott 2019-04-11 17:41:35
Always happy to help such a deserving cause. You re all awesome
Barbara Mounsey 2019-04-11 17:23:08
It s not much today. I ll have more next week. Love to Rose and Hugo
Sarah Spessot 2019-04-11 17:17:02
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