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Hip Hip Hooray!
It’s Chico’s Adoption Day!
Congratulations on your furever home we say!

Despite having a bendy leg and one eye...
Chico is the happiest puggy guy...
His new furever mum Lisa, who is a human eye nurse, welcomed him....
With his own Welcome Home goodies pack which of course made Chico and his new hairy pug sister Roxy grin...

Enjoy your new life little guy your dreams have come true...
With an awesome furever family to love you!!!

Chico xxx

Pug Rescue spent months and $4,000+ in vet bills to turned Chico’s life around…
And now a perfect furever home ironically with an eye nurse has been found…

This little went through a lot during his time in Pug Rescue care…
Chico underwent specialist surgery with Dr Ricky at Southpaws Specialty Surgery for Animals where a folded palatoplasty to shorten Chico’s extremely long soft palate, a tonsillectomy to remove his tonsils and widened his stenotic nares (nostrils)…
So now Chico doesn’t have to huff and puff and constantly struggle for air…
An X-ray of Chico’s bendy front leg was also performed…
He has carpal valgus where the growth plate was damaged as he was growing causing the ulnar to not grow as long as the radius and making the leg and wrist turn…

Chico’s one and only eye has been saved from blindness thanks to Dr Hayley and the Melbourne EyeVet teams expertise…
When they performed entropion surgery to stop his eyelashes rubbing on his cornea and a corneal burr to remove pigmentary keratitis from his cornea to ensure that Chico’s remaining eye now sees…
Chico didn’t had a great start to life before coming to Pug Rescue…
Being bought and sold several times through different homes he lost his eye sadly due to a human throwing something at him causing blunt forced trauma/injury and a general vet removing the damaged eye (which most likely could have been saved with specialist surgery) leaving him only one eye to see through…

He also came to us with some separation type behaviour issues that we have been able to work through and make him a well adjusted boy….Hip Hip Hooray!
It’s Chico’s Adoption Day!
Congratulations on your furever home we say!

Despite having a bendy leg and one eye...
Chico is the happiest puggy guy...
His new furever mum Lisa, who is a human eye nurse, welcomed him....
With his own Welcome Home goodies pack which of course made Chico and his new hairy pug sister Roxy grin...

Enjoy your new life little guy your dreams have come true...
With an awesome furever family to love you!!!

Chico xxx

Pug Rescue spent months and $4,000+ in vet bills to turned Chico’s life around...
And now a perfect furever home ironically with an eye nurse has been found...

This little went through a lot during his time in Pug Rescue care...
Chico underwent specialist surgery with Dr Ricky at Southpaws Specialty Surgery for Animals where a folded palatoplasty to shorten Chico’s extremely long soft palate, a tonsillectomy to remove his tonsils and widened his stenotic nares (nostrils)...
So now Chico doesn’t have to huff and puff and constantly struggle for air...
An X-ray of Chico’s bendy front leg was also performed...
He has carpal valgus where the growth plate was damaged as he was growing causing the ulnar to not grow as long as the radius and making the leg and wrist turn...

Chico’s one and only eye has been saved from blindness thanks to Dr Hayley and the Melbourne EyeVet teams expertise...
When they performed entropion surgery to stop his eyelashes rubbing on his cornea and a corneal burr to remove pigmentary keratitis from his cornea to ensure that Chico’s remaining eye now sees...
Chico didn’t had a great start to life before coming to Pug Rescue...
Being bought and sold several times through different homes he lost his eye sadly due to a human throwing something at him causing blunt forced trauma/injury and a general vet removing the damaged eye (which most likely could have been saved with specialist surgery) leaving him only one eye to see through...

He also came to us with some separation type behaviour issues that we have been able to work through and make him a well adjusted boy....
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When your furever mum gets a tattoo of your squishy face...
You know adopted life is really ace...
Every day is full of fun...
Walkies and even oval runs...

Nearly a year ago Fred moved in...
With his furever family and has given them many laughs and grins...
A puggy sister called Scout to cuddle and play...
Walkies everyday....

Now immortalised in his furever mums skin...
Oh Fred you are so good looking!

Fred xxx
Adopted & Loved!
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Woo, woo, woo!
James here saying I love you...
Thanks for all your well wishes for my CT & Myelogram and desexing last week...
Today I consulted with specialist surgeon Dr James (whom I’m named after) at Southpaws Specialty Surgery for Animals to work out some answers to questions we all seek...

Because I’ve grown my kyphosis and scoliosis has increased...
Causing some paralysis to return to my hind legs and feet...
My original spinal fusion, of hemivertebrae T6 to T9, bone cement & screws are fine...
But my spinal cord is now being more compressed because of my extremely curved spine...

So plans are to wait till I stop growing and see...
Foster mum keeps saying “no more growing James” to me...
I am upping my cortisone for a little bit and will speak to Dr James again next week...
To work out what I can and can’t do and if lots of physio is a good idea to help keep me on my feet...
There’s a slim chance that in the future, when I’ve finished growing, a complex surgery might be able to be performed...
But I told foster mum it’s ok if it can’t be as I am a happy Hunchpug and most of us are a little bit broken or deformed...

Thanks to all the vets, vet nurses and vet clinic staff for continuing to help little guys like me...
During these times of great uncertainty...

James xxx

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What’s this about social distancing you say?
Oh it’s very important for humans to practice it but us pugs can still follow you around all day...

Washing your hands is also an important thing to do...
As us puggies need you!

Stay safe Everypuggy & Everyone....
We think that those with pugs to hug right now are the lucky ones....

Gav, Blossom, Daphne & Momo xxx
Adopted & Loved!

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
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It is so vitally important that Victorians can continue to keep their companion animals safe and well.

We plead with the Victorian Government to declare veterinarians as essential workers in the event that regional or national shutdowns are imposed as part of the COVID-19 pandemic response.

The impact of any shutdown that prevents veterinarians from performing their vital roles in the community will certainly negatively impact animal health, human health and mental well-being.

We cannot let it happen, and we hope that Dan Andrews is able to action this request for the sake of our animals and for our greater community.

Andy Meddick MP has also spoken with the Australian Veterinary Association VIC Division on this request. Its members are absolutely committed to implementing practical and effective risk management protocols, whilst continuing to provide their essential services to benefit society.

🐾💕🙏🏻For many people, this is a really scary and uncertain time.

It is important that Victorians can keep their companion animals safe and well. Our best friends are vital in preventing feelings of stress, anxiety and loneliness that might come with self-isolation.

So I just wrote to the Victorian Government and asked them to declare veterinarians as essential workers in the event that regional or national shutdowns are imposed as part of the COVID-19 pandemic response.

The impact of any shutdown that prevents veterinarians from performing their vital roles in the community could negatively impact animal health, human health and mental well-being.

We cannot let it happen, and I hope the Premier is able to action my request.
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