Our Beautiful Brindle Greyhound Broke Her Leg!

If you would like to support Melzie's recovery, Hannah is hand making sterling silver and 9ct yellow gold greyhound paw print charms to raise funds for her surgery, care and rehabilitation.

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE

Late last month, we had quite an upsetting drama. We've had to drop everything. Demelza - known to her friends as Melzie and/or Snaz - is our four year old rescue greyhound. She was discharged from racing just over two years ago at only two years of age, and I'm sure you've seen loads of her on this blog and also on Hannah's Instagram stories. She is beloved by many.

A few days before the Easter weekend, when in a field with some local dog friends, Melzie's back leg caught in an old rabbit hole.  As she tripped and fell, her ankle was immediately dislocated so badly that her entire foot hung twisted and motionless at the end of her leg. Melzie was on extremely strong pain medication, together with a variety of anaesthetic and sedative drugs, for over 48 hours with her leg strapped up before she was able to be admitted into surgery for a CT scan.

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They found that not only was her right hock joint very badly dislocated, the tiny talus bone which covered the joint had been pushed out of place right around to the opposite side, and she also has significant fractures to the fibula and tibia around the ankle joint. The joint had to be reassembled, and Melzie needed to have screws and orthopaedic wire fitted across the fractures to repair them.  She also needs to wear a transarticular frame on her leg for at least six weeks to allow her bones to heal properly before she can begin the long and painstaking journey to recovery.

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Whilst we do have a good chunk of insurance for our Snaz-girl, unfortunately due to the complexity of her injures, her insurance policy doesn't cover the full amount needed for her programme of surgeries, aftercare, checkups, and recuperative care. 

Melzie has a loyal fan base with hundreds of people worldwide - you may be one of them! - who enjoy watching her antics on @JewelleryHannah's Instagram stories.  Hannah receives daily messages from people who have had their day brightened after watching what Snaz has been up to - be that running in the forest, chasing seagulls on the beach, or simply lying sprawled and snoring on the sofa. We have already received messages of love and support for Melzie from well over 100 people, and this gave us the idea to create a "Go Fund Me" page for anyone who would like to (and is able to) show their gratitude for all the smiles and laughs they have enjoyed by having a window onto Melzie's world.

 

If you would like to support Melzie's recovery, Hannah is hand making sterling silver and 9ct yellow gold greyhound paw print charms to raise funds for her surgery, care and rehabilitation.

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE

 

In less than one week, we are already just over halfway to our target! We would like to extend a heartfelt and sincere thank you to every single one of you who has supported us during this stressful time.

You can read the full story and check up on updates by visiting https://www.gofundme.com/demelzagreyhound 

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