Fyfield Road demodex dogs making a good recovery

Three dogs that were found dumped in a tiny carrier in Walthamstow now have a brighter future thanks to donations from the public.

Mary, Mel and Sue were found with such a severe case of demodex (a skin mite) that veterinary staff couldn’t tell what breed they were.

More than £1,000 has been raised since the RSPCA launched an appeal to cover the cost of the dogs’ care.

The terrier cross dogs were named after Great British Bake Off stars and are thought to be around two-years-old. After being found dumped in Fyfield Road, E17, they were taken to Harmsworth Hospital where they have been cared for ever since. They are expected to make a full recovery.

London veterinary director Caroline Allen said: “Mary, Mel and Sue are making good progress, and like their famous namesakes, they’ve had some complications to deal over the past few weeks.

“Treatment is going well, their hair is starting to grow back and they are much less smelly which is good for staff here at the hospital!”

The dogs are being moved to RSPCA sites in Sussex, Brighton and East Grinstead to continuewith their treatment.

Caroline added: “Once they’re fit and healthy, they’ll be on the lookout for loving new homes.

“But they’ve got a long road ahead of them before they’re ready to start their new lives so they’ll be with us a while longer as we treat the nasty demodex. This is a lengthy and costy treatment so we launched a special appeal when this trio came in to us and we’d like to say a huge thank you to all our wonderful supporters who have donated towards their care. We couldn’t do what we do without them.”

Anyone with any information about how the dogs should call the RSPCA’s appeal line on 0300 123 8018.

To donate to the RSPCA’s emergency appeal to help fund the dogs’ treatment go online: http://www.rspca.org.uk/demodexdogs.


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