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Pup’date on Furby (now Herbie)

Do you remember Furby? Furby’s life has always been a struggle until he arrived in the safe and caring hands of St Giles Animal Rescue. Furby came to St Giles Animal Rescue with a terrible ear infection and required extensive dental work for his rotten teeth.

In June 2021, Furby needed urgent BOAS surgery (Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome) to help remove the extra tissue that got in the way of his air movement when breathing. The vet needed to shorten his soft palate to make breathing easier for him. Because the surgery had many possible complications due to the delicate tissue they are working with, Furby needed experienced surgeons to do this procedure.

This wasn’t cheap and we needed to raise £2.5K so he could breathe! He deserved love and support and you all stepped up to the mark and smashed that target. After his operation and recovery Furby was kindly fostered by Leanne & Carol Elliott.

AND we have a lovely pup’date from Carol and Leanne…

“Herbie (Furby) has definitely found his paws with us, he has settled in with our resident girl Misty, and they make quite the double act. She is in charge and he definitely knows it! We have sometimes found them snuggling in a bed or catching the sun on the patio together.

He adores squeaky toys – so much so we have to buy them every few weeks! Every evening he snuggles down into his bed in the lounge and barely makes a peep the rest of the night! In the day, he merrily trots around the house and can get quite vocal if he can’t find us, as soon as he spots a human, he expects hours of cuddles and will happily flop out on your lap to achieve it! Surprisingly, he LOVES baths – complete opposite to Misty and enjoys being ‘massaged’ by the shower head! It’s quite the scene!

Since fostering Herbie, he has come leaps out bounds, we have learnt so much about him and he, us. He still has some ongoing medical issues that we are working hard to get on top of but this doesn’t stop him by any means! Herbie is now part of our family and we couldn’t be without him!”

Kind regards,
Leanne & Carol Elliott

The news gets even better! Leanne and Carol have officially adopted Herbie; he is truly living his best life thanks to your unbelievable generosity and the kindness of our wonderful Fosters now Parents Leanne and Carol.

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