The PAWS Team are delighted to be one of the chosen charities to benefit from Judi's Pink Tractor Fun Day this year.
He's done it!
Pedal perfect Tom Perrott pushed himself to the limit this weekend for PAWS and completed the Dorset Gravel Dash!
Not only does this represent an amazing personal goal in Tom's fight for fitness - it also means that thanks to his generosity - and that of his supporters - Tom has raised a wonderful £835 for PAWS!
Not only did he reach his target amount - he smashed it! Thank you to everyone who donated.
This is well in excess of his original goal of £250 and means that we can buy mobility equipment for Wolfhounds in need - not just for Tom's own region - but for pretty much every region in the UK. This is a fantastic achievement and the PAWS Team would like to thank Tom for his kindness in thinking of PAWS as his chosen charity.
Huge congratulations to Tom for completing the course and a massive thank you to Rosi, "the furry ones" and everyone who has supported Tom throughout his training.
Well folks - there's just two days left before Tom "Wombat" Perrott sets off on his epic journey raising money for PAWS.
Tom has put a huge amount of effort into this event. He has trained so hard and worked with his medics to make sure that he and his bike are set up perfectly. He has also put in a lot of work with publicity and promotion.
Please show your support for him - and for PAWS - by taking a little time to read his story
If you are able to get to The Red Lion, Swanage this Saturday for the 9am start of the "Dorset Gravel Dash" please go and cheer Tom on, or if you are in the area on Sunday afternoon - how about hanging around at the finish line to welcome the hero home? You can check out the route for the two day event here
A massive thank you to everyone who has donated so far towards helping Tom reach his goal. He still needs another £100 to get to his target of £750 - so please let's try one more push to promote pedalling for PAWS and help lift Tom to a worthwhile weekend's wheeling.
Good Luck Tom and thank you!
There's just one month to go before Tom Wombat Perrott sets off on his epic two day bike ride, rasing money for equipment for PAWS - South West region.
If you can get to south west UK on 26th/27th May - please go along to cheer Tom on. Start time at The Red Lion, Swanage is 9am for the two day race. Details of the route, including pubs and places of interest, can be found on the Dorset Gravel Dash FB page
Thank you to everyone who has donated so far towards helping him reach his goal. Tom's progress can be followed on our PAWS - events page and on the main Practical Aid for Wolfhounds page. Donations can be made here
Check out this great yellow jersey he's had made for the event. (with thanks to his fellow models for any additional paw prints!)
Well - 12 weeks have gone by since Bjorn underwent an operation at Abbey House Veterinary Hospital, to repair his liver.
Yesterday, he had the blood tests to check how his liver is performing and I'm delighted to let you all know that the results just came in and his liver is functioning normally. He has a clean bill of health!
A massive and heartfelt "thank you" to every single one of you, who made this possible. You have saved a precious life and brought joy to a lovely family - thank you everyone! x
~ Just a quick update to thank everyone who has so far sponsored Tom's up-coming bike ride. He's already exceeded his original target of £250, so he's going to set a new target of £500! The amount already raised is enough to buy a full body lifting harness, a set of protective boots, a toe-up sling and a ramp! Woohooo!!!! The next target will be to raise enough to buy one of our specially designed stretchers.
WTG Tom - brilliant!!!
One of our “Helping PAWS” - Tom 'Wombat' Perrott - is aiming to raise money to buy mobility equipment for the south west area, by taking part in a 100 mile off-road cycling event.
The “Dorset Gravel Dash” will take place over two days (26th & 27th May 2018) – starting and finishing at The Red Lion, Swanage, Dorset BH19 2LY
Tom says:- “Like many, I struggle with chronic pain in the lower back. I try to avoid medication and last year it was suggested I had a go at cycling. So having got somewhat hooked on the sport I thought I should look to challenge myself. So 100 miles over two days around Dorset off road will do nicely. For many it's a breeze, for me with my back ……... well, best I get training and find a comfy saddle!
We have rescued a Wolfhound (I'm typing this one handed as the other hand is required for fussings apparently) and a Wolfhound X and they are such a big part of our lives. We understand how these animals end up being entwined in your being. Knowing that PAWS are there to offer the breed a leg up in times of need is great and not being a massive organisation I want to have a go at doing my little bit to help! You never know when you might need them.”
To support Tom’s mammoth effort – please visit his fundraising page on Golden Giving where you can follow the progress of this fundraiser.
Training updates will be posted here and on our Facebook page
The PAWS Team are really excited to let all Bjorn's friends know that he is home!
He has had wonderful care at Abbey House Veterinary Hospital in Leeds.
As you can see from his photo, he's really happy to be back with his family and in familiar surroundings.
Thank you to everyone who has supported him & his family through his illness, major op and recovery. I'm sure he will continue to go from strength to strength.
Clever boy Bjorn! - keep well and be happy - you have won all of our hearts xxx
PAWS are thrilled and relieved to let all Bjorn’s supporters know that he underwent surgery this morning for the successful closure of a large, left-sided, intrahepatic shunt.
The surgeon is very pleased with how the operation went and so far, Bjorn is making a good recovery. It is still very early days and he is still sleepy, but initial signs are promising. He is now some 6hrs post op, has had a little bit to eat and is wagging his tail!
He is still on his drip and the next 48 hours will be critical – so please keep him in your thoughts and pray he continues recovering well enough to return home to his lovely family on Sunday/Monday.
Keep strong Bjorn the Bear! xxx
A MASSIVE & HEARTFELT THANK YOU from the PAWS Team to everyone who has contributed to make Bjorn's life-saving surgery happen.
The money from the Wolfhound Bling!! auction is pretty much all in now and together with the donations made as a result of the appeal launched on The Irish Wolfhound Community page, you wonderful people have raised over £7,300!!!
It's a testament to the generosity and camaraderie of Irish Wolfhound lovers worldwide, that this huge amount has been gathered from scratch, in such a short space of time. It really is an incredible achievement. The PAWS Team and Bjorn's family are so very grateful to everyone who has contributed towards making Bjorn's operation a reality.
As most of you know, his surgery is scheduled for tomorrow and I'm certain that we - his "worldwide wolfhound family" - will be keeping fingers and paws crossed for a positive outcome.
Good Luck sweet boy xxx