|Isn't Chunkie absolutely gorgeous?|
Taken 19/02/19 by Monique.
Monique and I have had a long chat about Chunkie and the feedback from the vet, who kindly looked at him today.
Sadly we can't do anything about the scar tissue (caused by a plastic ring of a bottle caught around his middle when a very young hoglet). The vet discovered, that with manipulation whilst he was under anaesthetic Chunkie's leg can be pulled in. We could do therapy but it would be once a week under sedation. This is very risky, and we're just not prepared to risk his life and cause him additional stress.
So... here's our plan:
He'll stay with Monique for the time being in her indoor run, where we hope he'll lose some weight. It's hoped as he does (he's already lost 10 grams) it'll give some slack and he'll be able to pull his leg in. If this happens then he may have a chance to go back to the wild.
If this doesn't work then we're looking for a very, very special home for him.
This home will have to have:
- A large secure, lush garden for the warm months.
- A large area that can be kept warm during the cold months (as he can't hibernate).
- An adopter wiling to cover the costs of his food and lodging.
- An adopter who is prepared to make vet visits (we'll cover costs) as he may have additional health issues in the future due to the scarring.
If case part one of our plan doesn't work can you provide Chunkie with a forever home or do you know someone who does.
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