Medical Costs

Medical Costs

Diseases

Before any of our dogs travel to the UK they are blood tested for diseases, we test for 6 different diseases -

  • heartworm,
  • anaplasma
  • borelia
  • giardia
  • erlichia
  • leishmaniasis

These are all transmitted from dog to dog by ticks and mosquitoes and without treatment will eventually cause death in the dog.

Many rescues do not blood test before they bring dogs to the UK (as this isnt a legal requirement) but we do things properly. However this comes at a cost. We are getting an increasing number of dogs that are testing positive for these diseases and so require 3-6 months of treatment and another repeat blood test before they can travel to the UK.

Treatment costs from £75 to £100 t cover the treatment and a repeat blood test. 

Many of our dogs also have other issues such as skin complaints, injuries and birth defects to name but a few. Xrays may be required which can cost around £250.

We can no longer afford to absorb these vet bills and so we need your help to raise funds to be able to get the dogs treated. Without treatment these dogs will never be able to leave Romania for a better life, they may also continue to suffer or even die.

Make a donation to help with medical costs.