Portishead couple's appeal to correct puppy's double hip dysplasia
PUBLISHED: 08:00 21 August 2018 | UPDATED: 11:59 21 August 2018
A Portishead couple is trying to raise thousands to fund a double hip replacement for their 11-month-old puppy.
Eddie Tovey and Becks Ashley want to give their cockapoo Aslan surgery estimated to cost around £7,000 after he was diagnosed with dysplasia – a condition which causes the hip joint to form incorrectly.
Up to £4,000 will be covered by insurance but they are appealing for help to raise the rest of the amount.
Eddie said: “Unfortunately hip dysplasia is a genetic problem that Aslan would have been born with and there is no way we could have known this until now.
“If we were able to get the surgery done Becks and myself, along with Aslan, would be over the moon as our little pup could have his normal life back and become a puppy, and hopefully live his best life.”