“SEB” A VERY SAD & HEARTBREAKING STORY
We would like to introduce you all to “Seb” who has had a very sad, hard and heartbreaking life.
He is only a baby at fifteen months old.
Seb was rescued by a lovely gentleman who saw that Seb’s life was in immediate danger, as his owner was about to shoot him. Yes you have read that correctly “Seb” who was a dog with no name was about to be shot.
The man that rescued him from death took him home but because Seb was so scared of everything he escaped from the home and found himself in traffic and then outside in a wooded area in the cold and rain for four days and four nights.
He was absolutely petrified, wet and starving. People tried to help him by trying to catch him but despite everybody in the area trying to tempt him with food for four days and the fact that he was so hungry, he would not let anybody get near him.
He wanted help but as soon as somebody got too near he ran off as was too petrified.
Finally after four days and nights in the cold and losing weight by the day he was finally caught.
After being caught he slept for twenty hours and then shut down completely and was unable to walk. This is equivalent to a human being having a complete breakdown.
He daren’t lift his head, move or make eye contact.
Although he was starving he daren’t even move to eat, he was petrified of the outside world, traffic, leaves, the wind, other dogs, birds and people but especially men. He spooks at loud noises and any quick movement. He was petrified of a lead and just wanted to go and hide in the corner of the room away from everything. He was full of tape worm and had fleas.
Poor Seb has never known any human love or kindness or any of the nice normal things in life that most dogs have when in a loving home until the day he was rescued by the lovely man who saved him from being shot.
Seb was three and a half kilos underweight but is now slowly gaining some weight so feeling a little more energetic.
Seb was very weak on his back legs and after x rays have been carried out this week, it appears that due to cruelty and neglect he has two dislocated hips. This is a very painful condition, which is now being controlled by painkillers, hydrotherapy and laser treatment.
He is receiving hydrotherapy and laser treatment twice per week. This is to build up muscle and reduce pain. He has pain in his spine and hips which will improve in time.
At the moment he has zero muscle, however this will come in time with intensive expert treatment. Seb is having this treatment to prepare him for two hip replacements. He needs two complete new hips which is massive surgery but will result in Seb being able to run around and be happy and pain free like a normal healthy dog.
This surgery is highly successful and will completely change his life forever. At the moment he can only have two five minute walks per day and toilet trips.
He will have one hip replacement then recover and then have the second hip operation.
Our team has shed many many tears watching Sebs first initial rescue state and many more seeing him become more confident and happy each day.
Seb has suffered immense cruelty and despite the odds, this beautiful boy who at only fifteen months old has survived death so many times and has been let down by the person who was supposed to care, nurture and love him, which has resulted in a petrified broken boy.
Seb is now in our care as he needs expert help phycologically as well as the hip replacements that are the only thing that are going to save his life, as his hips are the worst the vets have ever seen.
If Seb doesn’t have the hip replacements he will lose his life.
We do not feel this is an option for a fifteen month old beautiful boy who has been so cruelly treated who has the prognosis of a happy normal life after his hip operations.
We are determined to ensure that “Seb” has the chance to have a normal happy, loved and healthy life where he can run around like a normal fifteen month old dog.
He has survived death several times and destiny has brought him to us. Hip operations, hydrotherapy and Laser treatment together with pain killers and joint supplements are very expensive. It actually comes to many thousands and thousands of pounds.
We are now setting up “SEB’S NEW HIPS FUND” we would be so grateful if you could find it in your heart to donate any amount, small or large as every single penny will help this broken boy. Donations can be made by PayPal, cheque, cash or making payments to Shuttleworth Veterinary Group to the “SEB HIP FUND”.
Reference: SEB HIP FUND
BANK ACCOUNT details–
Barclays Bank (rawtenstall)
Rossendale Responsible Animal Rescue
sort code 20-15-70
account no.- 53289389
Reference: SEB HIP FUND
209A Bacup Rd, Rossendale BB4 7PA
Reference: SEB HIP FUND
Thankyou so much to every single one of you for taking the time to read the sad story of Seb and Thankyou for your support.
If Seb could talk he would be saying Thankyou for saving me to the gentleman that saved him in the first place and Thankyou to everybody that finds it in their heart to help me.
We will keep everybody updated on his progress.