Busby’s story #SaveOurBreath

Meet Busby! This beautiful Bulldog boy arrived in our care with terrible breathing issues. Busby was suffering from Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome (BOAS) – this refers to a group of conditions resulting from brachycephalic dogs (dogs with short noses and extreme body shapes) and if left untreated, it can prove fatal.
Our team instantly realised how difficult it was for poor Busby to breathe just by listening to him ….and to our horror, Busby collapsed during a 5-minute walk on his 2nd day in our care. This poor lad needed surgery immediately to open his airways and make sure he can live a healthy, safe and happy life.
We’re very proud to have been able to provide Busby with this life-saving surgery and let you know that he has made a brilliant recovery! Check out this before and after video (www.facebook.com/RSPCAHalifaxHudds/videos/1466544367127276) where you’ll be able to hear how much easier Busby’s breathing is!
As adorable as Busby looks, it is important to note that many brachycephalic breeds (both dogs,cats and other animals) can suffer terribly due to being bred to look a certain way. The national RSPCA have launched the #SaveOurBreath campaign to help brachycephalic animals, find out more here: www.rspca.org.uk/getinvolved/campaign/saveourbreath. We’re sure you’ll agree that the breeding of any animal to look a certain way, needs to end and that the safety of animals should always come first.
Although we couldn’t prevent BOAS from affecting Busby, we’re so happy we could provide him with the operation he needed in order to live a happy and comfortable life. Busby will be available for rehoming very soon, so please keep an eye on our website if you’re interested in giving him a home!
If you would like to donate towards the cost of Busby’s surgery and treatment then please head to our donation page. Thank you so much for your support!


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