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Crowdfunding Campaign for Jock’s Surgery is a Success

Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home celebrated the success of their first crowdfunding appeal, raising money for vital surgery for a young dog named Jock. The target was reached even faster than expected, six days before the fundraising campaign finished.

The Home launched a crowdfunding page when Jock came through our door with a large mass on his neck. He was diagnosed with Sialocele, caused by a damaged gland. His operation required expensive, complex specialist surgery and significant aftercare.

Things moved quickly and the operation to remove the mass on his neck was carried out on Tuesday 26 November. Jock had the affected glands and swelling removed under general anaesthetic at Braid Vets Hospital. We are happy to report that the complex surgery was a success. Jock is now recovering while waiting to start his new life in his forever home.

Lindsay Fyffe-Jardine, Deputy to the CEO and Director of Operations at Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home, said:

“We’ve really grown to love Jock, he is such a special dog. We were overwhelmed by the generosity of our supporters. Luckily one of our vet partners was available to carry out the surgery so quickly.

“We are so happy to see Jock back after his successful operation ready to start the next chapter in his life without pain or discomfort. A huge thank you to everyone who contributed to the campaign your support means so much to us and Jock.”

Dr Bridget O’Farrell, Shelter Veterinary Partner at Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home, said:

“It is wonderful how well Jock has coped with his operation. He is currently healing after the surgery and is on strict rest and pain relief while his surgical wound heals. He already seems far happier without the large mass under his neck and we are really pleased with his progress so far.”

Any additional funds raised as part of the crowdfunding appeal will go towards the many cats and dogs in Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home’s care.

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