Rossendale dog centre faces £1k bill after saving stray

Lancashire Telegraph: RECOVERING Stray Layla needed an emergency RECOVERING Stray Layla needed an emergency

A DOG facing death after attempts to rehome it failed, has been saved by an East Lancashire canine rescue centre.

But the Rossendale-based Paws Rescue and Education centre has been left with a £1,000 vet’s bill after 12-month-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier Layla needed an emergency caesarean section.

The dog was rounded up as a stray in Sheffield and sent to a holding compound which gives owners just seven days to claim the dog before it is put to sleep.

After hearing of the young dog’s plight Paws stepped in to try and save the emaciated dog and its unborn litter.

Stacey Hilton, 26, of Newchurch Road, Stacksteads, who runs the not-for-profit organisation from her home, said: “Layla went into labour as soon as I picked her up. She really struggled to deliver the puppies because she was so under weight.

“Despite the vet trying to induce her twice, they had to perform an emergency caesarean section after the puppies stopped moving. Unfortunately none of the six puppies survived.”

The mum-of-one is now appealing for animal lovers in the area to make donations towards the cost of Layla’s vet bill.

Stacey said: “Currently at Paws we have 22 rescue dogs in foster homes around the UK as well as two cats.

“In the last three months we have managed to rehome 15 dogs that were all facing being put down.

“Layla is a young dog with a lovely temperament who could give a family many years of enjoyment.

“In the last couple of weeks the centre’s funds have been spent trying to nurse back to health two severely emaciated dogs and that is why I am appealing to all the animal lovers out there for donations. The vet bill is £1,000 and thanks to friends of the centre we now only have to find £673.”

For more information or to donate, visit www. paws-rescue-education-webs.com.

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2:30pm Mon 25 Feb 13

BurnleyBorn&Bred says...

I would have thought your insurance would cover unexpected emergencies of this kind i know it does in other rescues, does your vet not give a discounted rate with you being a rescue.
I would have thought your insurance would cover unexpected emergencies of this kind i know it does in other rescues, does your vet not give a discounted rate with you being a rescue. BurnleyBorn&Bred

4:21pm Mon 25 Feb 13

caerfai says...

Hi The link does not work-where can we donate?
Hi The link does not work-where can we donate? caerfai

8:03pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Stacy Hilton says...

As were a non profit organisation thats currently going through the channels of getting registered as a charity we can only get certain insurances to in which as she had not even been with us a week hers had not taken effect so we are not covered. Also as it was an emergency vets she had to be taken to we dont get discount where as with our regular vets we do. The website is wrong slightly is p.a.w.s-rescue-educt
ion.webs.com or you can donate via paypal to p.a.w.s-rescue@hotma
il.co.uk
As were a non profit organisation thats currently going through the channels of getting registered as a charity we can only get certain insurances to in which as she had not even been with us a week hers had not taken effect so we are not covered. Also as it was an emergency vets she had to be taken to we dont get discount where as with our regular vets we do. The website is wrong slightly is p.a.w.s-rescue-educt ion.webs.com or you can donate via paypal to p.a.w.s-rescue@hotma il.co.uk Stacy Hilton

8:05pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Stacy Hilton says...

Also you can join Laylas page on facebook at the following link https://www.facebook
.com/#!/events/27167
0496299627/
Also you can join Laylas page on facebook at the following link https://www.facebook .com/#!/events/27167 0496299627/ Stacy Hilton

8:21pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Stacy Hilton says...

many apologies for the website error it is.... http://paws-rescue-e
ducation.webs.com/
many apologies for the website error it is.... http://paws-rescue-e ducation.webs.com/ Stacy Hilton

1:10pm Tue 26 Feb 13

caerfai says...

Hi Stacey,
That link is showing as expired. I am worried that people will not respond thinking there is something amiss. Is there a link where people can see more about Paws? If one types in Paws Rescue loads of sites appears but not yours. Additionally not everyone is on Facebook including myself. I would love to give a donation but not everyone is as tenacious as me and might give up. Poor Leyla needs help.
Hi Stacey, That link is showing as expired. I am worried that people will not respond thinking there is something amiss. Is there a link where people can see more about Paws? If one types in Paws Rescue loads of sites appears but not yours. Additionally not everyone is on Facebook including myself. I would love to give a donation but not everyone is as tenacious as me and might give up. Poor Leyla needs help. caerfai

11:33am Wed 27 Feb 13

Stacy Hilton says...

Here is the link to P.A.W.S on Facebook https://www.facebook
.com/#!/groups/35165
1744922536/ or you can type in P.A.W.S Rescue & Education. Donations can be made to our paypal which is p.a.w.s-rescue@hotma
il.co.uk also. Just to let you know Layla is doing well she is coming back around nicely and has even been having the odd play for the last 2 days and is enjoying her walks now even though they are still limited as her wound is still healing xx
Here is the link to P.A.W.S on Facebook https://www.facebook .com/#!/groups/35165 1744922536/ or you can type in P.A.W.S Rescue & Education. Donations can be made to our paypal which is p.a.w.s-rescue@hotma il.co.uk also. Just to let you know Layla is doing well she is coming back around nicely and has even been having the odd play for the last 2 days and is enjoying her walks now even though they are still limited as her wound is still healing xx Stacy Hilton

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