Jasper is a Liver and White Springerr, who came to CAESSR in July 2014. He was 4 years old. Jasper had a pacemaker fitted about a year ago, which needs checking yearly.
Three years after losing our much-loved Springer to cancer we came to a decision; if we were going to bring another dog in to our home it had to be from a rescue centre. Our previous dog, Chester, had given us so much, so it was time we gave something back.
We travelled a lot of miles and met a lot of dogs, but none really clicked with us. Then we saw the CAESSR poster. That’s how we met Jasper and John Powell from the charity.
Jasper hadn’t enjoyed the best start in life. No-one realised he had a heart condition.
Feeling ill every day made it hard for Jasper to fit in. He’d had at least three homes in his four years of life by the time we met him. Finally he got a proper diagnosis and was fitted with a pacemaker, but that’s not the end of his story.
He came to us a very scared dog. He didn’t know how to play, he cowered when stroked, and he was afraid of a lead. He was so skinny he slipped through the bars of our front gates.
The change today is huge. We have a dog with a waggy tail who loves to cuddle. Seaside holidays are a favourite and he definitely knows how to play. This second chance for Jasper and other Spaniels wouldn’t be possible without the help and support of the people at CAESSR and their ceaseless fund raising.
Jasper has last week had emergency surgery as his pacemaker battery was failing. John and the charity stepped up immediately to help us get this sorted. For this we are extremely thankful.
Chris & Louise;