LONDON An internet campaign to help fund a facelift for a Shar-Pei called Hector has passed the halfway mark.
The dog is currently under the care of Halfway Home Dog Rescue in Collingham, UK. Hector was found abandoned and the home took him in to stop him from being put to sleep when no one claimed him.
The home has said that Hector, whose skin is rubbing against his eyes, will need an operation to stop him from going blind. The organization is currently trying to raise between 1,500 and 3,000 to pay for a facelift.
“He came off death row in a Northern pound after he had been picked up as a stray and [was] unclaimed by an owner,” Valerie Hosegood, the rescue home’s founder, told Mashable. “He came to us in a very poor state weighing a third of his [ideal] bodyweight and suffering hair loss.”
Hosegood said they’ve since discovered Hector likes to eat raw food, which they’ve had specially delivered for him. They’re now focusing on raising the money for his operation.
Here’s the appeal Hosegood shared on Facebook last week.
“The skin is the main problem,” Hosegood explained to the BBC. “Shar-Pei are bred to have these wrinkly faces, but in Hector’s case the folds are rubbing on his eyes and if not fixed he will go blind.”
Hosegood told Mashable that the campaign has had a “great response” so far. At the time of this writing it has raised just over 1,000.