Introducing, officially, the delightful Hamish who is 12 and a half years young and entire. Hamish came in under the WiN umbrella on the 23rd November 2021 after a delicate negotiation with his then-owner over a number of weeks. Hamish has been found to have a severe ear condition which we are currently managing via medication. However, this is just a stop-gap to keep him comfortable. Because of the circumstances, Hamish is in permanent foster with Jan in Scotland. Jan has found him to be a delightful little man despite the obvious pain he has been in. Already he is her shadow and she has nothing negative to say about him, quite the opposite. He loves his walks and digging in the garden and has found his to spending his nights on the bed with Jan! He has now had a dental and has been microchipped and the next step to consider is surgery. He will of course remain with Jan and not be offered for adoption.

18.01.22 Update, dear Hamish will very soon be booked in for surgery to try to lessen the pain in his ears, and hopefully this will help him to hear much better. WiN has received an estimate, from the vet for this procedure being just short of £800. If this operation is not successful then he will be referred to a specialist vet where the cost will be £2,000 for each ear.

further update the vets have now advised dear Hamish needs to be referred to a specialised vet for the removal of both ear canals the cost for this is £4,000 +

Further update

Hamish is going to have this operation at the Dick Specialist Hospital for small animals, in Edinburgh, but they will only operate on one ear at a time. The estimated cost for this first operation is £3,469.51