Forever Hounds Trust

Be a Tooth Fairy this Christmas - Dentals for dogs

Forever Hounds Trust rescues, rehabilitates and finds forever homes for greyhounds and lurchers. Many dogs in our care suffer from injuries and sickness caused by cruelty or neglect. Our Tooth Fairy project will raise funds to ensure all our dogs receive the dental and medical treatment they need.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 28 November 2017 to 12:00 PM, 5 December 2017

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1131399)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£5,000

Amount raised

£9,930

Donations

168

    Category

    Helping

Location

  • Everyone knows how painful toothache can be. We can only imagine the pain dogs coming into our care feel after a lifetime of neglect. Dogs come to us with mouths so rotten they can no longer eat solid food and years of untreated dental issues mean that dozens of teeth can‚Äôt be saved.

    — Emily Burns-Sweeney, Director of Kennelling and Welfare at Forever Hounds Trust

  • ‚Äúsevere periodontal disease ‚Äì infected and bleeding gums, rotting teeth, mouth was extremely painful to touch and he screamed when it was examined. Water had to be changed multiple times every day, as blood was pouring out of his mouth into his bowl when he drank. Lost 24 teeth during dental‚Äù

    — Intake notes on Jaspa, a ten year old greyhound rescued from appalling conditions

  • Eldon came to us with such badly damaged gums he needed 13 teeth removing immediately and a subsequent operation which has left him with just 20 of his 42 teeth. He may be a bit 'gappy' but this doesn‚Äôt stop him loving life and being a real heartbreaker!

    — Forever Hounds Trust foster carer Louise who took in Eldon, a six year old retired racing greyhound

  • Everyone knows how painful toothache can be. We can only imagine the pain dogs coming into our care feel after a lifetime of neglect. Dogs come to us with mouths so rotten they can no longer eat solid food and years of untreated dental issues mean that dozens of teeth can’t be saved.

    — Emily Burns-Sweeney, Director of Kennelling and Welfare at Forever Hounds Trust

  • “severe periodontal disease – infected and bleeding gums, rotting teeth, mouth was extremely painful to touch and he screamed when it was examined. Water had to be changed multiple times every day, as blood was pouring out of his mouth into his bowl when he drank. Lost 24 teeth during dental”

    — Intake notes on Jaspa, a ten year old greyhound rescued from appalling conditions

  • Eldon came to us with such badly damaged gums he needed 13 teeth removing immediately and a subsequent operation which has left him with just 20 of his 42 teeth. He may be a bit 'gappy' but this doesn’t stop him loving life and being a real heartbreaker!

    — Forever Hounds Trust foster carer Louise who took in Eldon, a six year old retired racing greyhound

Situation

Many of the dogs we rescue have severe periodontal disease, rotting teeth, bleeding gums or infected abscesses. A lifetime of neglect leaves many of the hounds entering our care unable to eat solid food and suffering from severe mouth pain. Over 70% of the dogs we take in require dental and medical treatment before we can give them the second chance at life they deserve by placing them into permanent, caring, family homes.

Solution

Forever Hounds Trust offers a crucial lifeline to greyhounds and lurchers in need. We provide vital dental and veterinary care from a routine scale and polish to the removal of a mouthful of rotten teeth. As well as providing care essential to dogs' survival and health, this care means we can then place these gentle loving companions into their forever homes.