A MONK Bretton couple are fundraising to get their pug the special veterinary treatment she needs - after she was left unable to walk due to complex health needs.
Shannon and Caitlin Farrell, 28 and 29 respectively, adopted the four-year-old rescue pug, Molly, earlier this year.
She’s already faced a lot of disruption in her short life - and in September was rushed to the emergency vets after developing severe bruising underneath her skin.
After the vets had ruled out other causes - such as cancers - through ultrasound scanning and haematology, Molly was diagnosed with IMTP.
Immune-mediated thrombocytopenia (IMTP) is a serious and sometimes life-threatening auto-immune condition in which the immune system attacks and destroys a patient’s platelets, putting the patient at risk of spontaneous bleeding.
She is now unable to walk and the couple are fundraising to try and get her the treatment she needs - after delaying bills and using their savings was not enough.
Shannon said: “Molly is insured and we have always been responsible pet owners, but we are now at a point where her insurance limit has been reached and our savings almost completely depleted.
“We know Molly is going to require complex investigations and treatments, and right now we have no idea how we will fund this.
“We have done everything we can to get extra money together - delaying bill payments, selling belongings, using up savings we had set aside - but it isn’t enough.
“We will do everything in our power to get the treatment for Molly.
“We don’t have children and so our dogs are our babies and we are committed to giving them the best possible life.”