'He is my little miracle': Northampton dog owner appeals for help to fund bulldogs’ surgery after pet 'saved her life'

Three-year-old French Bulldog Reggie has given his owner, Georgia, a sense of direction.Three-year-old French Bulldog Reggie has given his owner, Georgia, a sense of direction.
Three-year-old French Bulldog Reggie has given his owner, Georgia, a sense of direction.
Three-year-old Reggie is more than just a dog to his owner, Georgia Nickles-Pitcher

A Northampton woman is fundraising for her pet dog, and "bundle of joy", Reggie who has had emergency life-changing surgery.

Reggie the French bulldog has changed the life of his owners, Georgia and Jake, from Delapre, in many ways.

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In 2017, one week after Georgia attempted to take her own life, Reggie was bought for her as a gift by her nan to give her a focus.

Georgia pictured with Reggie.Georgia pictured with Reggie.
Georgia pictured with Reggie.

Georgia said Reggie has helped to change her life in more ways than he will ever know and has given her a sense of direction to help her cope with her mental health.

On Wednesday, August 5, the pooch was rushed into the out of hours vet in Northampton where he stayed for two days with a swollen abdomen as he struggled to lay on his belly.

It was later revealed the dog had a slipped disc and needed an urgent same-day operation to avoid paralysis, which could only be done at a private surgery at Willows Veterinary Hospital in Solihull.

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Only £2,500 of Reggie's £6,000 surgery can be covered by insurance. The couple are now urging the public to help them fundraise for the life-saving surgery and £1,000 consultancy appointments in September and October, which they are struggling to afford.

Georgia, who suffers from PTSD, depression and anxiety, said: "He is such a special animal, without him I would not be here. My mum and Jake said I needed a focus to get me better. Reggie gave me a focus, he has saved my mental health.

"He is super important to us. Me and my boyfriend worship the ground he walks on. When we were told we might lose him our whole world came crashing down. It was nothing like I had ever experienced in my life before.

"He had the operation but he has to have round-the-clock care so me and my boyfriend take it in turns sleeping downstairs with him. The least I can do is give him the best of everything. He is my little miracle."

The couple are fundraising for Reggie online, if you would like to give a donation, click here.

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