Thank you for taking the time to read my gofundme page.
I'm from England, Liverpool and I'm currently working in the Turks and Cacios islands on a little small island called Grand Turk untill the end of May 2021.
The island is only small and the amount of stray Dogs/Cats/Donkeys and Horses is massive! Especially the Dogs.
They tend to stay in packs and each area you see the pack of dogs.
They look after one another and their puppies. The pack puppies and dogs are feed on scraps from the local people. I'm presuming prior COVID had more tourist and food on the island to survive.
Its a massive problem and the government need to take action but they call them "Community dogs" when their either domesticated pets or wild pets so nobody takes responsibility for the “community” wild ones and the domesticated ones soon get forgotten about too. ITS SO SAD!
Anyway since living here we noticed one dog roam the area on his own never in a pack and was extremely skinny compared to the wild dogs. I noticed he had a collar with a name tag BLU, with a contact number but unfortunately no one answers the number. Iv been told that BLU used to belong to the house at the top of the hill but its visible to see they don't care for BLU now! I have been told when he was a puppy he was cute and fluffy and then he was ran over and the family disowned him.
I'm a MASSIVE Dog lover and love dogs more then people at times! Blu has now adopted me and I'm falling in love with him day by day. He turns up at my back door, when I call him he runs down or see the car he gets so excited! loves a snuggle!
I have arranged for the island Vet to come and see him who tells me he's a young adult.
I have arranged BLU to be seen by Bark and Bliss who come on the island once every couple of weeks to do tests on him on the 15/04/21.
The initial examination is $58 dollars.
4DX test (Heart and worm Disease and tick diseases) $48
Any medication required would be additional costs depending on how he is and how unwell he is tbc.
Vaccine is $25 each.
To export him to the UK he would need to be firstly FIT and healthy have his
vaccines/rabbies FAVN titer test and blood taken and tested, 30 days after his rabies jab. this costs $325.00
I'm using my own money to feed him up on chicken and biscuits and rice 2/3 times a day. Even though he's picky and loves the chicken more!
Then there is Flights on top which I haven't even looked at prices yet??!!
As I need to get BLU fit and well first to see if he could even survive the long journey back to England.
K9 dog charity shop in Provo said it would cost upto £10,000 but I really don't know the full amount I'm hoping cheaper!!
I just want to give BLU the best life I can and think of his welfare. If it comes to the end of my time on this island and he's not fit. I want to donate the money to the very few people who do help dogs on the island who's given me so much advice and support so far with BLU as I hope they will help me find someone as loving as me who loves BLU.
But ideally I want him to be my forever BLU!
I will know a lot more after the checks this week. But any help even if its a few pounds to help me support this gorgeous dog would be very much apricated.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart
Stephy & BLU
- Ross Duckworth
- Maria Marlow-Tunbridge
- Anne Marie Williams
- Hannah Rowson
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