Thank you! The funds needed for treatment have been raised!
Huge thanks to everyone that sent their help to buy Ivermectine! We will be able to buy all the quantity we needed, and we will still have a little to cover part of the bill we need to make for the clinic next week, which is perfect!
Our mangy buddies and their 200 friends send you waving tails, kisses and loads of love!!!
A CRY FOR HELP: Raising funds for Ivermectine – against mange and heartworm 13/04/2016
we are forced to ask for your help once again, to be able to continue with the treatment of the many mangy animals we are treating, as well as the monthly prophylactics for heartworm for all the dogs at the shelter.
We need a large quantity of a medication called Ivermectine – a cheap, but useful drug, used to treat the two types of mange – demodecosis and sarcoptosis. The same medicine is used as prevention against a disease that is growing stronger in Bulgaria – heartworm. A deadly parasite, carried by mosquitoes, that we strongly advice to deworm your pets for in the hot months.
We need 280 BGN to buy a cheaper, large amount of the valuable drug. Please, if you are able to help even by little – do so, we always have dogs with mange on treatment, and these dogs have no other place to go to find help.
Below, you can get acquainted with the newest cases of mange we took in the last two weeks. Our cordial thanks to anyone that decides to pitch into this effort, even by little. Without you, these dogs are doomed.
Henzel and Grethel
Sometimes it’s simply impossible to imagine where animals so sad, so hungry, so broken, could have come from. Henzel and Grethel are no more than 5 months old and came to us unthinkably weak and with an advanced form of demodecosis.
Their huge heads (mommy probably was a Caucasian or Bulgarian shepherd) wobbled on their tiny sceletons, they were scared and terribly hungry. Itchy and starving, the little ones came to us to eat and get better. That’s what they are doing – gaining weight, and even a little touch for their look, they were a sad sight to see.
Naty is a lovely girl, about 2 years old, with demodecosis. She was probably kept tied in an abandoned yard all winter and when the hunger left her without immunity – the mange kicked in.
She was found by our volunteers who tried to treat her where she was, with spot-on therapy. Her condition improved somewhat, but she didn’t manage to recover completely and had to come to the Farm for her treatment. A great girl, very friendly and sweet, and thankful too.
This funny guy is Minko. And although he looks 100 years old, he is just a big baby. Unfortunately, his problem is very old and well developed – we can only guess how he spent this winter with no coat.
Minko came incredibly thin and managed to put on some weight quickly. We are sad to say his treatment is not going as planned and as soon as we can find some money for the tests, he will need to be tested for hypothyroidism as well.
Here is a girl who was surely someone’s dog – a 2-4 year old hunter. She is still not used to the idea of living in a cage and is always very sad by the fence, hoping someone will finally stop to give her a stroke.
She was found at the mall, sad and very thin. The people she turned to for help took her to St.Antim clinic where she was diagnosed with demodecosis. After she came to us, she also got a second one – hypothyroidism, for which she has to take daily medication.
We don’t know much about Guy, except that he is a good guy. We’ve had him for a few days. He too has demodecosis, behaving himself and eating like crazy.
The boy started his treatment with kind people right in the street, but is now vaccinated and came to the shelter to continue his treatment and hopefully find a good home after that.
And last, but surely not by charm – cheerful Marcus. He is the only one in this group that has the more aggressive, but also easier to treat form of mange. It is very contagious, so our poor guy currently spends his time in isolation.
The boy comes from the village of Rastnik and he arrived too skinny for a dog that is alive. Some of it due to lack of food, but most – to the many, many ticks that he had picked up wandering alone.
Marcus is a very friendly, very lively guy, and despite all the hardship, he can become a lovely dog, as long as you, dear friends of the animals, decide to give him a little nudge in the right direction…