On September 13th 2020, Patch, a 10-year-old dog was inside his kennel when it was doused and set on fire.
Patch was engulfed in flames, a neighbour managed to open the kennel door to allow Patch to escape in fear and pain.
A search and rescue operation began to find him and two days later, he was found in a ditch where he is likely to have been laid for two days, suffering through immense pain from the burns in addition to the searing UK heat.
Patch was taken to Oakhill Vets in Goosnargh but is severely ill and is currently under the care of Vets Now. He is in a critical condition and his recovery is going to be a long process. He has severe burns down his left-hand side and some of the skin is necrotic. A necrotic infection causes patches of tissue to die. These infections are the result of bacteria invading the skin or the tissues under the skin and if left untreated they can cause death in a matter of hours.
He has also suffered damage to his eye, which is currently under assessment to understand if he has lost his sight and has two large cuts that are deeply embedded with maggots. In addition to this, he has also inhaled a significant amount of smoke and debris and has onset pneumonia.
Patch is currently on an IV of antibiotics and methadone for the pain. He is going to need a significant amount of treatment including many skin grafts.
Patch and his family did not deserve this. He has been with them living a happy and healthy life since he was a puppy. His kennel was destroyed in the fire, with him inside it, until he managed to escape in fear and pain.
Sadly he was not insured but is adored, the family could not have foreseen this. Therefore a GoFundMe has been set up to help ensure Patch can have the treatment he needs to help him recover, which is going to be very costly, circa £10k.
Any donations for Patch are greatly appreciated.
Note: Vets Now Manchester have requested that no payments are made to them directly as they are an Emergency Practice and need to ensure their phone lines are kept clear. We hope you can appreciate and respect this.
Thank You xxx
- Jen Wilby
- Jen Wilby
- Heather Higson
- stephen massey
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