Collie Care Fund
Every so often we are approached by other rescues, organisations or individual owners concerning a collie that needs urgent veterinary or other financial help and through one reason or another that money is not available.
We have usually offered to take the dog into our centre knowing that due to the goodwill of our
vet we may be able to deal with the medical issues a lot cheaper than perhaps elsewhere.
That's all well and good where there is no owner and the dog can be moved to our centre, but how do you help in those situations where there is an owner who may face having to consider euthanasia for their pet due to an inability to pay or where a collie cannot be moved and requires immediate or emergency veterinary care.
To celebrate our 10 year anniversary at Colton in 2007 we introduced our own Collie Care Fund, its aims are simply to assist any collie in need of urgent veterinary or associated care where its owner is unknown or unable to fund all the cost. Funding is being utilised from the commission we receive from PetPlan Insurance as a result of owners of dogs homed from us taking out an insurance policy.
The resources of the fund are limited and will be subject to careful scrutiny. Written advice must be obtained from the Vet concerned outlining the needs of the collie, the total cost (and the proportion being provided by the owner, where an owner is known).
If you or someone you know wishes to apply for support from the Collie Care Fund please contact our office on 01889 577058 to discuss further.
If you would like to make a donation to this fund we would welcome any support. You can send a cheque payable to Border Collie Trust GB to Border Collie Trust GB, Heathway, Colton, Rugeley, WS15 3LY
You can donate online through JustGiving using the link below
Below are a few examples of the financial help this fund has been able to offer:-
2007 - A young collie bitch had been born with ectopic ureters which as the dog developed resulted in constant "accidents" around the home. Faced with a bill of over £2500 her owners were lucky enough to have an understanding vet and the contribution the Collie Care fund made towards their expenditure was very gratefully received.
We received the photo (left) and a lovely card at Christmas 2007 from her owners who said,
" We would like to wish you all a very merry Christmas and to thank you most heartily for the special gift you gave to us. Without your help our little Poppy wouldn't be here today as many thought we should have her put to sleep. We can't express, or show how much your gesture of kindness means to us and this card only shows a small amount of it."