The history about Tide is heartbreaking. This 6-year-old dog was rescued by the association SPCA ofScotland abuse by its previous owner.

Despite everything, the Labrador Retriever cross remained very loving, and after a stint in kennels, he was finally adopted last July by Margaret Haggertya 79-year-old pensioner.

“My mum found him on the SSPCA website and thought he looked like her dead dog so she fell in love with him straight away”told Victoria BroughThe septuagenarian’s daughter, to Glasgow Times.

The duo instantly developed a great bond, but only a month after arriving in their new home, Tide began to show worrying signs.

“We noticed something was wrong and then he had a severe bout of nausea and diarrhoea. He also lost his appetite and his energy until he collapsed. It was really sad to see”specified Victoria.

Article illustration: This retiree is asking for help after spending all his savings to rescue his newly adopted dog from a shelter
Margaret Haggerty/Glasgow Times

A life-threatening prognosis

The vet made the diagnosis Tide the disease ofaddison (or hypoadrenocorticism). The latter results in insufficient secretion of corticosteroids from the adrenal glands.

The dog’s body is then damaged, which can lead to death. Tide therefore received shock treatment, but must also take medication for life.

Margaret used all his savings to save the life of his faithful companion and had difficulty paying for the rest of the protocol.

“It stresses her out, she is very upset about it all. She really wants to give Tide a dream life.”regretted Victoria worried about his mother.

The young woman explained that Margaret will be able to set aside 115 euros per month of his retirement pension to pay for medicine of Tide. However, this will not be enough.

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To complete it, she has therefore set up a GoFundMe kitty. The goal was to reach 2,300 euros in donations.

Fortunately, this amount has already been raised thanks to internet users touched by their story.

Tide should therefore be able to benefit from the care he so badly needs to fully enjoy his new life with his caring mistress.