12th March 2020
We were asked if WiN would help with a westie who had been diagnosed with diabetes. The owner had requested that Barney be pts because of the diabetes but the vet was reluctant to do this (thank goodness) and asked the owner to sign him over to them. WiN was contacted via the vets contact, and he is now in foster with Mo and Ian in North Yorkshire, having been prescribed insulin by the vet. He has since been back to the vets for blood tests and once we have these results he will go for other tests including glucose tests. He is having the insulin injections twice daily which will be monitored.
Barney is 8 years young, Mo and Ian have fostered 100’s of westies over the many years, and Mo says whilst it is early days, Barney has one of the sweetest natures she has ever had the pleasure of fostering. He is well behaved, and allows her to push the vetpen into his skin twice daily with only a little grumble (we have to remember that this is all new to him, in strange hands and in strange and unfamiliar surroundings). He settled well and is fine with the other dogs.
Barney has an approved applicant lined up for him, once all the tests have been done and he has been monitored long enough to know he is stable. The diabetes doesn’t stop him from doing anything, and we look forward to him moving onto his new forever home, where he will be loved, and cared for.
Barney (along with many of the other westies that come into our care) is an example of how the adoption contribution and donations help make sure that all the westies needs are met.