The Faith of Ochko

06 April 2017 | Blog

UPDATE 02/05/2017


UPDATE 17/04/2017

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Ochko’s surgery had to be postponed, because of the holidays.
Keep your fingers crossed for a swift recovery!

UPDATE 08/04/2017

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The funds for Ochko’s surgery have been raised!
We will schedule his surgery with d-r Hristov for this week, keep your fingers crossed for a successful TPO and recovery. This kind giant deserves a couch and a chance to show his quality.


Original post

We should have called him Murphy (after Murphy’s law), not Ochko (means: Eye).
This is how we met:

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Dermatitis, anemia, immune-deficiency, glaucoma in a very advanced stage. Ochko spent the first two years of his life chained up somewhere, before his condition deteriorated so badly that he was kicked out. He came to the Farm on 05.08.2014 and we began putting him back together. Minus one eye, plus loads of love.

Two years passed. Ochko became one of the handsomest, smartest, calmest and kindest dogs in the shelter. Even when he looked like a monster we were sure he’d find a home quickly – such a good guy, so smart and willing to please… No way that he’d be unwanted when he’s all shiny and well. You’ve already guessed, haven’t you? We couldn’t get a single person enthusiastic about Ochko.

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But he must have a home! We made it our point to find him a place abroad. Nothing. “He is so smart! He is so bright! So nice!”… who cares? He is also huge, black, one-eyed and 4 years old. That is a crime dogs get a life sentence for in Bulgaria. Sorry to be so bitter. You will now understand why that is.

After 2 years in waiting and 4 years of a hard life, Ochko finally got his chance. Our colleagues in Holland agreed to take him into their lovely shelter, where he would have much larger chances of meeting his real people. On the next (the very next) morning, we come into the shelter and… see Ochko limping. Something bad has happened.

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Ochko has torn the cruciate ligaments in his right leg, due to arthrosis in his knee. He needs a complicated corrective surgery (TPO). This is bad for two reasons. The first – it is a painful condition that is expensive to treat. The second – this might cause him the chance of adoption in Holland.

We write all this, because we don’t have the funds to treat Ochko.
There are two possible options for a surgery:
– an un-invasive TPLO  that would cost BGN1000+;
– and a more invasive TPO surgery, costing BGN 650.

Both surgeries have equal chances and terms of recovery. Of course – we would choose the latter. But we cannot afford it.

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If you can help, even by little, please – do it for Ochko. It’s a lot of money for a single dog, but he is already one-eyed, if he is also on 3 legs, there is no getting out of the cage.

FIBank; 37 Dragan Tzankov blvd, Sofia, BG; SWIFT: FINV BG SF

IBAN BGN: BG07FINV91501215999954; IBAN EUR: BG50FINV91501215999956

BENEFICIARY: A R Sofia Foundation; 23 James Bourchier blvd, Sofia, BG


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Our Dutch colleagues would take him in if we are able to put him back together.
Do you think we could make the magic for him?
The boy will do all in his power to get well, this we can guarantee. He is no stranger to pain in endurance.

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