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Elderly cancer-stricken dog searches for loving foster home for his final days – appeal


Reggie was taken in by the RSPCA’s Isle of Thanet branch in Kent in December after his previous owners had been struggling to care for him. When he arrived at the centre, the nine-year-old English bull terrier was in a poor state.

Emily Mayer, from the branch, said: “Reggie came into our care because his owner was very unwell and was going into hospital.

“They’d been struggling to take care of him because of their poor health and contacted us for help.

“Poor Reggie was in a real state when he came in.

“His eyes were badly infected and he could barely see through the thick green discharge.

“His claws were growing into his pads which had become infected.

“His teeth were rotting and he had a number of lumps all over his body.

“He was also unneutered and one of his testicles, which had never descended, had caused him internal problems.”

Reggie underwent multiple treatments and tests at the vets including being neutered, a dental and having three large masses removed.

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Reggie’s perfect foster owners would be around most of the day to spend quality time with him and local to Kent so the branch can support them.

Ms Mayer said: “Reggie has such a wonderful nature; he is the most loving soul and we all absolutely adore him.

“He still bounds around like a puppy and loves to play – and destroy – his squeaky toys!

“We want to find Reggie a five-star foster home so that he can enjoy a loving, comfortable home for the amount of time he has left.”

The RSPCA has started a fundraiser to help pay for Reggie’s ongoing veterinary care.

Ms Mayer added: “We’ve started treatment to slow the cancer, costing us £250 a month.

“We already have a pricey vet bill of £1,600 to cover all of the treatment he’s had and his eye medication, which will need to continue, is also expensive. His outgoings are a lot, but he is worth every penny.

“As a charity, however, we are asking the public to get behind us and help with Reggie’s ongoing costs.

“We’ve launched a special fundraising appeal and would be grateful to anyone who can spare us a donation, no matter how big or small.”

For more information about Reggie contact the RSPCA Isle of Thanet branch on 01843 826180 or [email protected]



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