CELEBRATING OUR CAMILO & ELOY BROTHERS' IMMINENT HAPPY NEXT STEP (please enjoy this round-up from their last year, but soon we hope to post photos of them in a new environment at last), an update on their health, and importantly to ask would anyone like to join me in a very SPECIAL ROLE to help them? This is to be a Pod-God-Mum or Pod-God-Dad to our boys to support them financially in a small way from here on for their exciting "stepping stone" journey as they leave their four walls in the kennels in Spain where they have been invisible for over FIVE years. Please read on for more on all....
So we don't know if the boys will need support for just a few months or for a good while longer, but they will set off any day now, just waiting for transport confirmation. First they are going to the welcoming and expert arms of Michelle at her small family-run kennels near Malaga, and we need to pay their way there for B&B. All thanks to Michelle for her welcome to our two.
Then when they have gained enough confidence in being closer to people and mixing with other dogs they will go on to Anita and Carl's home-from-home lovely sociable foster, just a little way down the road. Here Anita and Carl are wonderfully gifting all their time, but we will cover the boys' food. And if we find they need extra vet work throughout this time I will organise fundraisers which we can all promote. So, a bit like starting primary school and then onto junior school!
And THEN the next step we hope will be a forever family in Finland, thanks to Jaana who will be looking for just the right people to adopt our sweet shy souls. And we so hope this can be one family where the boys can stay together. As one of the core group for our "IN KENNELS & IN-VISIBLE" dogs I am pledging personally to cover the boys' monthly kennels they need to start with at Michelle's. I love these boys and will somehow manage this alone for them if need be.
But if anyone would like to share these costs to help Camilo & Eloy with a small monthly donation that will ease my drippy cash flow AND let me focus more of my time to keep on helping their friends still waiting in the kennels. Just £5 or 5 euros a month or £10 a month or whatever you can afford would really help and it will be good to share updates and news of the boys as a little group of Camilo y Eloy Madrinas y Padrinas and watch their progress <3 <3 . More details on this at the end, but now an update for everyone on their health and travel because it is a big family of us that has helped get Camilo and Eloy to this happy point of being about to leave the kennels they must have thought were all life had to offer them! Our profound thanks to everyone who has stood by with them all this time since we discovered our "Invisibles", our boys.
Health: their blood tests came back, a bit delayed and I have waited to update until all was organised for their medications etc., with thanks to María always for her expert vet advice. Their results were not perfect, but thankfully not so bad either. Essentially both boys are on the very border of leishmania, so we are not treating them but will re-test in a month or two once with Michelle. These tests are cheaper than the original full ones. They both tested positive for rickettsia and ehrlichia tick diseases and are being treated with doxyclycline. We have also paid for normal worm pills and pills against giardia. And new tick treatment.
All in all, as a group (on facebook) we had raised an amazing 545.54 euros for the boys' blood tests, medication and travel - all thanks to kind support from everyone. So I am happy to report this means we had enough: 220 for travel, 150 for both full blood tests, 50 for parvo-coronavirus tests, 50 for panacur (giardia) which leaves 75.54 for worming & tick treaments, which should leave us with a good bit over. I need to finalise costs to pay their vet bills and meds, but it looks like the boys will be fine now up until they reach Malaga! With any left over from their piggy bank to date then we will put it towards their next leishmania tests/any unexpected vet work.
Travel: Will keep you all posted. It will be so brilliant to share photos once they arrive with Michelle! I know it will be an emotional day for Mari Carmen and Rosa Maria who have kept these poddies safe all these years after they were abandoned at their kennels: to say goodbye to the boys but know that they are going to be HAPPY! With thanks to local-to-Malaga fellow podenco advocate Andrea who has offered to have the boys registered in her name for their new transition period until they can reach their families. An extra person to be there rooting for our lads!
Would you like to be Camilo & Eloy's PodGodParent with me: if so please drop me a PM and we can discuss. I can give my bank details as I will send off their B&B costs myself. Any help will be so appreciated. Please don't feel pressure to give a lot, but I can guarantee feeling more closely involved in their journey to a FAMILY after all these sad years will feel very special. In the video of them being offered treats from a safe distance outside their kennel fence we can see their potential to be so cheerful! Polly xxx
To donate towards the costs for these 2 deserving podencos, paypal HelpValenciaDogs@gmail.com