Lola needs £3k for vital operation

Lola the Bulldog was found abandoned, has had to spend eight days in intensive care and now needs extensive surgery on her back, legs and one of her eyes. 'Pictured with her new owner Donna Wilks.'w326a449
Lola the Bulldog was found abandoned, has had to spend eight days in intensive care and now needs extensive surgery on her back, legs and one of her eyes. 'Pictured with her new owner Donna Wilks.'w326a449

A businesswoman is hoping to raise £3,000 for a operation for her brave dog Lola who was left abandoned in the street.

Donna Wilks and her partner Jaron Esteve rescued Lola, a 16-week-old bulldog, after vets feared she would have to be put to sleep.

The dog was brought into Flushdyke Boarding Kennels in Ossett by a man after she was found wandering the streets of Batley.

Lola was suffering from pneumonia, she was riddled with worms and her health had severely deteriorated.

The dog was admitted to intensive care at Calder Vets in Dewsbury for eight days, which cost £1,800 and was paid for by the couple.

But Lola needs surgery on her back legs and her eye.

The couple, of Sunny Dale Park, Ossett, have launched a campaign to raise money for the surgery.

Miss Wilks said: “It breaks my heart seeing a dog in that state. I took one look at her and for a dog of that age and who had been through so much, I just had to do something.”

The couple, who have eight other rescue dogs, have taken Lola into care.

She needs an operation on her back legs after they failed to develop properly.

Lola also needs surgery for cherry eye – a condition where a gland protrudes from the eye, becoming red and inflamed.

The condition is common among dogs and if left untreated can cause the animal eye problems later on in life.

Miss Wilks said: “Because she is a rescue dog we cannot get insurance for her.

“She desperately needs knee surgery on her back legs after the vets described them as frogs legs.

“It may have been caused by her being kept in a small box at a young age. But we just don’t know her background.”

The vets told the couple surgery could cost up to £3,000.

Miss Wilks, who runs Paws 4 Grooming in Wakefield Road, Ossett, fears Lola may have been neglected by her previous owners.

She said: “Lola is terrified of men. She cowers any time a man comes near her so I can’t bare to think what might have happened to her.

“But now she is with us we just have to take each day as it comes. She is making a slow recovery but we will do everything we can. She is worth every penny.”

Anyone wishing to donate can via Paypal by emailing Fund.Lola@aol.co.uk.

Alternatively, donations can be dropped off at Paws 4 Grooming, Unit 156A, Wakefield Road, Ossett, WF5 9AQ or call Miss Wilks on 07866329663.