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Our Spring time Scalibor appeal….

Once again its time for our annual Scalibor appeal. And who would have thought that we would be launching this appeal under such desperate circumstances and that the refuge would be in lockdown?????

Unfortunately, the ticks, fleas, and mosquitos don’t obey lockdown so we still need to protect our dogs.

A Scalibor collar protects against tick borne diseases as well as the dreaded sandfly transmitted, leischmania.

We would really love every dog to have a collar but with so many dogs and such a turnover of dogs, this is something that the SPA cannot fund. At about 20 euros each, this would be an enormous expense and we need to spend our pennies on essentials!

Normally If you wanted to donate a collar you could simply pop in with one, but his year that is not possible.

To keep everyone as safe as possible we are asking you to make a donation via paypal (website@dogrescuecarcassonne.co.uk) with SCALIBOR in the narrative and we will buy one!

If you don’t have paypal you can pay by card following the link on  our website http://dogrescuecarcassonne.co.uk/how-to-support-the-spa/

Sometimes people want to donate a collar to a specific dog and that is no problem…just send us a message or note in the name in the comments and we will ensure the dog of your choice gets the collar.

DRC will then place 1 order and get the package to the refuge safely.

So, should a dog become infected by a sand fly bite what can you expect? In most dogs who have become infected, the first sign of disease appears about 2-4 months after the initial infection. Symptoms may include sores on the skin, peeling, ulcers, loss of weight, bald patches, conjunctivitis, blindness, nasal discharge to name but a few.

The good news is that many dogs can be treated, and the symptoms kept at bay by a drug administered daily.  If you suspect your dog has been infected then take them to the vet asap, early detection gives your dog the very best chance!

 

 

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